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Suppose that f(x) is a periodic function with period 1/2 and that f(2)=5, f(9/4)=2, and f(11/8)=3. Evaluate f(1/4), f(-3), f(1,000) and F(x) - f(x+3)

(I'm not sure on this one, the teacher never really taught us this, we are on Derivative right now, but this is just one of his AP challenge problem)

2. Relevant equations

But Ok, I don't know much about period, the only thing I know about it is the trig function, which is a periodic function too, i think. But I read some where it stated that period function is

F(x + P)= f(x)

3. The attempt at a solution

so I try to set it up as

f(x)=f(x+1/2), since we know P is 1/2. so I try to find the X of the F(x + P), So that it make sense that f(2)=f(2+ 1/2) and also the f(2)=f(2-1/2). So

I begin to start subtracting 2 by .5 to get f(-3), which mean f(-3)=5, because f(-3)=f(2) because of the continuous of the period. I kind of ran into problem with the others.

so I'm stuck right here

I know that f(x+1/2) is the equation. but I have no clue as how make it a general equation to find f(1/4), f(100) and the others. I might be able to guess and check, but I really want to find out the general equation for this. Could some one help me?

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# Homework Help: Periodic function evaluation

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