(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

If f(x) = (x-1)^2 and g(x) = x+1, then g is greater than or equal to f on the set S = {real numbers x : x is between 0 and 3}.

2. Relevant equations

g is greater than or equal to f on the set S of real numbers iff for all s in S, g(s) is greater than f(s).

3. The attempt at a solution

Since we know x is an element of S, we know that x is between 0 and 3. That is, (x)(x-3) is less than or equal to 0. And here is where I get stuck.

I have tons of scratch paper that doesn't really show anything, and my TA gave what he calls a "proof" of this, but he assumed f(x) is less than or equal to g(x), but doesn't realize that assuming what you are trying to prove is not a way to prove anything. I just don't know how to start this.

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# Homework Help: Inequality Proof

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