# Proving Operating Functions

## Homework Statement

If P(x)=x^(1/2)
show that P(x+h)-P(x)=h/[(x+h)^(1/2)+ x^(1/2)]

## The Attempt at a Solution

pls help me. I don't have any idea of this...

Cyosis
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Try multiplying by:

$$\frac{\sqrt{x+h}+\sqrt{x}}{\sqrt{x+h}+\sqrt{x}}$$

Try multiplying by:

$$\frac{\sqrt{x+h}+\sqrt{x}}{\sqrt{x+h}+\sqrt{x}}$$

Will i going to substitute it on the x variable? I don't know where it needs to be multiplied.

HallsofIvy
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"Multiply" doesn't mean substitute!

First form P(x+h) by replacing x with x+ h. Then subtract P(x) from that. That's what "P(x+h)- P(x)" means! Cyanosis is suggesting that you can get the final form you want by multiplying by
$$\frac{\sqrt{x+h}+\sqrt{x}}{\sqrt{x+h}+\sqrt{x}}$$

tnx for the explanation. :)