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**f(x)+2*f((x+2000)/(x-1))=4011-x ---> f(x)=?**

f(x)+2*f((x+2000)/(x-1))=4011-x ---> f(x)=?

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f(x)+2*f((x+2000)/(x-1))=4011-x ---> f(x)=?

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Nenad

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you cant just ask a quastion and expec to get a straight up answer. Its not done that way here. Tell me what you have so far, and where you are stuck.

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If i could solve it, i wouldn't have written here!

Even a little "help, I don't even know how to start this problem" in the first post goes a long way towards getting people to not feel like you're just using them.

Anywho, suppose that you could find an x so that f((x+2000)/(x-1)) could be simplified to just f(x), i.e. a solution y to (y+2000)/(y-1) = x... Maybe that hint will help.

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:tongue: Thats the difficulty of learning English! Again, sorry, if i was rude.

By the way i finally solved the problem, but one more thing..... Another function.... The question is; f ((x-3)/(x+1))+f((3+x)/(1-x))=x ---> f(x)=?

I showed that (x-3)/(x+1)=a and -(x+3)/(1-x)=a' ---> f'(a)=b, f(b)=a,

f(a)+f(b)=x can i use linear function to continue the solution?

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If you can find constants a,b such that the equation is valid for every x, then you have found a solution of your functional equation.

(It is by no means certain that you have found every solution)

If the above approach doesn't work, try another trial solution f(x)=ax^2+bx+c

Good luck!

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canopus said:f(x)+2*f((x+2000)/(x-1))=4011-x ---> f(x)=?

Question: What kind of function is this? Is it geometric, quadratic, 5th degree, rational? (What are you currently studying in math? That information can narrow down the possibilities)

Also, don't you need two equations if you're going to solve for x AND f(x) ? Couldn't you just say "f(x) = 0 and x = 4011" and save yourself some time?

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NickyuTse said:MY ANSWER:

SEE THE Attach Files,

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HI I AM A BOY COME FROM CHINA,I AM PLEASURE TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOU ALL.

do not post answers like that. Hints are fine, answers are not.

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x=(x+2000)/(x-1)

x^2-x = x+2000

x^2-2x-2000 = 0

x = (2 +- sqr(4 - 4*1*-2000))/2 = 1 +- sqr(-7996) = 1 +- 89.4

He assigned a value to x to solve the problem. Although half of the work there doesn't make any sense since it seems to go in circles.

f(91.4) + 2*f(91.4) = 4011 - 91.4

After that it's sortof... very... easy.

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