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Evaluating piecewise functions. Please help if you can.

  1. Jun 22, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    To make it clearer, I uploaded the problem to this attachment.

    https://www.physicsforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36660&stc=1&d=1308787359

    The directions to this question tis to evalutate using several different numbers. One of the numbers given is g(5).

    In this case, I do not understand what I have to do and this is summer homework so I cannot ask the teacher that gave this assignment.



    3. The attempt at a solution

    Is it just asking me to plug in the numbers so I would have 11, x>=3 and then -47, x< 3?

    It seems too simple and really doesnt seem like the correct answer. I think I'm confused as to how I am supposed to evaluate this piecewise function. Any ideas here?
     

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  3. Jun 22, 2011 #2
    Oh! forget that I asked this. I dont know what I was thinking. All i had to do was follow the commad x was asking, so this answer would be 11. lol
     
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