When describing where $sqrt{x}$ (square root of x) is increasing, it's from zero to infinity. But, do you say (0,inf) or [0, inf) ?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(I'm tutoring a student in pre-calc, and this came up. They don't know any calculus.)

In a situation like where is $x^2$ inc/dec, we'd say inc: (0, inf) and dec (-inf, 0). We wouldn't include the zero because that's the point where the function switches from dec to inc.

But on square root of x, it's not "switching" from dec to inc, so can we include that zero?

Thanks so much.

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# Technicality of describing where sqrt(x) is increasing

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