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Homework Help: Inverse of a function

  1. Mar 18, 2007 #1

    danago

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    Hi. The question wants me to find the inverse of [tex]
    y = \frac{{x - 1}}{{x - 2}}
    [/tex]

    Heres my working for it:
    [tex]
    \begin{array}{l}
    x = \frac{{y - 1}}{{y - 2}} \\
    xy - 2x = y - 1 \\
    xy - y = 2x - 1 \\
    (x - 1)y = 2x - 1 \\
    y = \frac{{2x - 1}}{{x - 1}} \\
    \end{array}
    [/tex]

    The answer says something different though.

    If anybody could please tell me where im going wrong, or perhaps if the answer book is wrong, id greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks,
    Dan.
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2007 #2

    danago

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    Ahh nevermind sorry.

    My stupid mistake. The answer said [tex]
    y = \frac{{1 - 2x}}{{1 - x}}
    [/tex] which i just realised is exactly the same thing.

    Thanks anyway :)
     
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