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For x to exist in the interval [a,b], it means that there is at least one real number within the range of a and b. In other words, there is a value of x that falls between a and b on the real number line.
Proving the existence of x in [a,b] is important because it ensures that there is a solution or value for x within the given interval. This is necessary in order to make accurate calculations and draw conclusions in various mathematical and scientific applications.
The existence of x in [a,b] can be proven using the Intermediate Value Theorem. This theorem states that if a continuous function f(x) takes on two different values at points a and b, then it must also take on every value between them at some point c within the interval [a,b]. Therefore, if a < b, there must exist a value of x within the interval [a,b].
Yes, for example, let's consider the function f(x) = x^2 - 4. We want to prove that there exists a value of x in the interval [1,3]. Since a = 1 and b = 3, we know that a < b. We can use the Intermediate Value Theorem to show that f(x) takes on the values of -3 at x = 1 and 5 at x = 3. Therefore, there must exist a value of x between 1 and 3 where f(x) takes on the value of 0, which is the root of the function.
No, it is not possible for x to not exist in [a,b] when a < b for real numbers. This is because the real number line is continuous, meaning that there are no gaps or jumps in between numbers. Therefore, for any given interval [a,b], there must exist a value of x that falls within it.