The name "functional equation" is used for problems where the goal is to find all functions satisfying the given equation (and maybe some other conditions). So in this case, solving the equation means finding all functions fulfilling the equation. (This is different from the more common use of the ...

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Let $f(x)$ be a function that satisfies $f(f'(x))=3xf(x) \iff x\in \Bbb{A}$. Find $f(x)$. [on hold]

I had this question on an exam and I didn't even know how to start. Could anyone give me some hints? Let $f(x)$ be a function that satisfies $f(f'(x))=3xf(x) \iff x\in \Bbb{A}$. Where $\Bbb{A}$ ...
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Recurrence equation $f(g\cdot x)/f(x)=t$

I am trying to solve equation $\frac{f(g x)}{f(x)}=t$ and I'm out of ideas. Any suggestions? In my problem, $f$ is a continuous and weakly increasing function.
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The functional equation $x(x+1)+C(x)=(x+1)(x+2)+C(x+1)=(x+2)(x+3)+C(x+2)=…$

Consider the functional equation $$x(x+1)+C(x)=(x+1)(x+2)+C(x+1)=(x+2)(x+3)+C(x+2)=...$$ The equality continues to infinity. Is there $C(x)$ that satisfies all the equality? If there is, what is it? ...
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An awkward Functional Equation

Find all $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ satisfying $$f(f(y)+x^2+1)+2x=y+(f(x+1))^2$$ for all $x,y \in \mathbb{R}.$ I proved that $f$ is bijective, but I am stuck there. Any help please?
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Functional equation $f(x)=f(x-1)+f(x-a)$

Please help to solve functional equation for real numbers We have: $a\in \mathbb{R}$ and $a>1$ $f_a(x)=1$ if $x<a$ $f_a(x)=f_a(x-1)+f_a(x-a)$ for $x\ge a$ @update Actually we have to find ...
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D'alembert functional equation

The d'alembert functional equation f : R → R be function satisfy f(x + y) + f(x-y) = 2f(x)f(y) , for all x, y ∈ R. Having ageneral solution of the form f(x) = E(x) + E∗(x)/2 , where E : R → C? How I ...
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All solutions to functional equation $f(x+1)-f(x)=1$

I was thinking of the possibility of finding all solutions other than $f(x)=x$ for the functional equation: $f(x+1)-f(x)=1$ If there are other solutions, what will be some restrictions for the ...
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How to prove that the dependent variable could not be expressed explicitly in terms of the independent variable(s)?

Consider the equation that $$xy=\log{y}+1\text{.}$$ How does one prove that $y$ cannot be expressed explicitly in terms of $x$? By the way, I do not know how the adverb "explicitly" is strictly ...
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Solve the following equation: $\sqrt {x + \sqrt {4x + \sqrt {16x + \sqrt {64x + 5}}}} - \sqrt x= 1$

A past examination paper had the following question that I found interesting. I tried having a go at it but haven't come around with any solutions. How would one go about tackling it? $$\sqrt {x + ...
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Stability of Cauchy exponential functional equation

If f : R → R is a function satisfying |f(x + y)- a^xy f(x) f(y)| ≤ δ for all x,y ∈ R and for some positive δ, where a is a positive real constant, then show that either the function $f(x) ...
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Integral equation involving Planck radiation formula

I am stuck in solving the following integral equation: $$\sigma T^4=\pi\int_{\lambda_0}^{\lambda_1}d\lambda W_{\lambda,T}$$ where: ...
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Complicated real to real functional equation

Find all $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ satisfying $$f(f(y)+x^2+1)+2x=y+(f(x)+1)^2$$ for all $x,y \in \mathbb{R}.$ So far I have proved that $f$ is bijective. How should I continue?
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A functional equation with no term outside functions

Find all $f:\mathbb{N} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ satisfying $$f(m-n+f(n))=f(m)+f(n)$$ for all $m,n \in \mathbb{N}.$ I have no idea about how to find them, because there are no terms outside of the ...
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Simple Derivation of Functional Equation Question (L'Hospital's Rule)

First, the question is: $f$ is a differentiable function and $f : R \rightarrow R$ $xf(x)-yf(y)=(x-y)f(x+y)$ $f'(2x)=?$ My approach for problem is using L'Hospital's rule: $$ ...
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Stability of Additive Cauchy Equation [closed]

Suppose for some $\delta$> 0 the continuous function f : R to R satises the inequality |f(x + y) -f(x)-f(y)|<$\delta$ for any x; y in R. Prove that f can be represented as the sum of a linear ...
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What function satisfies $f(x)+f(−x)=f(x^2)$?

What function satisfies $f(x)+f(−x)=f(x^2)$? $f(x)=0$ is obviously a solution to the above functional equation. We can assume f is continuous or differentiable or similar (if needed).
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Trigonometric functional equations. I need hints for this problem

Find all functions $ f,g : \mathbb R \to \mathbb R $ that satisfy the functional equation $$g(x)f(y) = f \left(\frac{x + y}{2}\right)^2-f\left(\frac{x-y}{2}\right)^2$$ for all $x,y \in \mathbb R$.
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Solving the functional equation $f(x + y) + g(x-y) = \lambda g(x) f(y)$

Let $\lambda$ be a nonzero real constant. Find all functions $f,g : \mathbb R \rightarrow \mathbb R$ that satisfy the functional equation for all $x,y \in\Bbb R$: $$f(x + y) + g(x-y) = \lambda ...
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Proof regarding a probability generating function (Poisson)

Let $f(s)$ be the probability generating function ($pgf$) of a non-negative, integer valued random variable. It is also given that $f(1-p+ps)f(p) = f(ps)$. Prove that $f(s) = e^{\lambda(s-1)}$ for ...
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Cauchy's function

An exercise in Real and Complex analysis (exercise 18, page 195,chapter 9) Show that if a function $f$ on the real line $\mathbb{R}$ satisfies \begin{equation*} f(x+y)=f(x)+f(y) ...
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Pexerized Dalembert funtional equation..

Let $\lambda$ be a nonzero real constant. Find all functions $f,g: \Bbb R \rightarrow \Bbb R$ that satisfy the functional equation $f(x+y)+g(x−y)=\lambda f(x)g(y)$. I try this : Let $y=0$ in the ...
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Solve: $f(x+\frac{1}{y}) + f(x-\frac{1}{y}) = 2f(x).f(\frac{1}{y})$

Here i have one functional equation: If $$f(x+\frac{1}{y}) + f(x-\frac{1}{y}) = 2f(x)\cdot f(\tfrac{1}{y})\text{ for all x},y\in\mathbb{R}-{0}$$ and $f(0) = \frac{1}{2}$ , then find the value of ...
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How do I prove this function is monotonic?

Let $f:\mathbb R\to \mathbb R$ be a function such that $f(x+y)=f(x)+f(y)$ and $f(xy)=f(x)f(y)$ for every $x,y\in \mathbb R$ and $f(1)=1$. In order to prove this function is 1-1, I just need to prove ...
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D'Alembert's functional equation. I need to solve this problem

Let $λ$ be a nonzero real constant. Find all functions $f,g \colon \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ that satisfy the functional equation $$ f(x + y) + g(x-y) = \lambda f(x) g(y) $$ for all $x,y \in ...
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Functional equation $f'(x)=cf(x+1)$ has a solution if and only if $c\leq 1/e$

In Contests in Higher Mathematics: Miklos Schweitzer Competitions, 1962-1991 by Gabor J Szekely, problem F.57 there is the study of $f~:~[0,\infty)\to (0,\infty)$ such that: $\exists c>0, \forall ...
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Solving a particular Functional Differential Equation

Suppose we have the following functional differential equation: $$f(a_0+a_1x+a_2f(x))(b_1+b_2f'(x))=c_0+c_1x+c_2f(x)$$ It is easy to see that a linear function: $f(x)=d_0+d_1x$, with appropriate ...
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Prove equation using taylor series

Given $f(x)$, knowing that $f'(x)$ and $f''(x)$ exist for every $0\leq x\leq1$, and provided I know that $f(0)=f(1)$ and that for each $0\leq x\leq1$, $|f''(x)|\leq A$, how can I prove that ...
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Suppose $f$ is a real function satisfying $f(x+f(x))$ = $4f(x)$ and $f(1) = 4$. Then the value of $f(21)$?

Should I proceed with just putting the value of $f(1)=4$ in the first equation or there will be a different way of solving this ?
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Find all functions $f: \mathbb{Z} \to \mathbb{Z} $ such that for all $x,y, \in \mathbb{Z}$, $f(x-y+f(y))=f(x)+f(y)$. [closed]

Need help proving the following: Find all functions $f: \mathbb{Z} \to \mathbb{Z} $ such that for all $x,y, \in \mathbb{Z}$, $f(x-y+f(y))=f(x)+f(y)$.
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Functional equation $f(f(x))=2x$ on $\mathbb{Z}_{>0}$

I have this functional equation: $$f(f(x))=2x$$ with $f: \mathbb{Z}_{>0}\rightarrow \mathbb{Z}_{>0}$. And I want to know if it is possible to list all solutions. I already know that ...
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Functional equation in distribution

Neagu(1984) reformulated the Pompeiu functional equation (PE) in distribution and determined the distributional solution of (PE) My question is what is meaning of "functional equation (PE) in ...
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$f(x)f(1/x)=f(x)+f(1/x)$

Find a function $f(x)$ such that: $$f(x)f(1/x)=f(x)+f(1/x)$$ with $f(4)=65$. I have tried to let $f(x)$ be a general polynomial: $$a_0+a_1x+a_2x^2+\ldots a_nx^n$$ which leaves $f(1/x)$ as: ...
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$\lambda f(x)+(1-\lambda)f(y)=f(\lambda x+(1-\lambda)y)$ implies $f $ linear?

Let $X$ be a Banach space. $f:X \to X$ a continuous function. If we assume that $f$ satisfies the following convexity condition: $$\lambda f(x)+(1-\lambda)f(y)=f(\lambda x+(1-\lambda)y),$$ for all ...
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Solutions of $f : \Bbb Q^*_+ \to \Bbb Q$ such as $f(\tfrac1x)=f(x)$ and $f(x) = (1+\tfrac1x)f(x-1)$ for all $x$

This is an extension to : Functions $f: \Bbb Q_{+} \to \Bbb Z$ such that $f(\frac{1}{x}) = f(x)$ and $(x+1)f(x-1)= xf(x)$ What can be said about functions $f : \Bbb Q^*_+ \to \Bbb Q$ such as ...
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Functions $f: \Bbb Q_{+} \to \Bbb Z$ such that $f(\frac{1}{x}) = f(x)$ and $(x+1)f(x-1)= xf(x)$

How to find all functions $f: \Bbb Q_{+} \to \Bbb Z$ such that $f(\frac{1}{x}) = f(x)$ and $(x+1)f(x-1)= xf(x)$ for $x> 1$?
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Solving the functional equation $f(x^2+f(y))=(f(x))^2+y$

Find all $ f : R\rightarrow R $ such that $f(x^2+f(y))=(f(x))^2+y, \forall\text{ x,y}\in R$ Thanks in advance!
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Unique solution of a simple functional equation

Let $x,y:[a,b]\to\mathbb{R},\ a<b, a,b\in\mathbb{R}$ be two smooth functions ($x,y\in C^{\infty}([a,b])$). How can I prove that there is a unique function $\theta:[a,b]\to\mathbb{R},\ \theta\in ...
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Can we solve recurrence relations indexed by R?

Recurrence relations are equations with functions from $\mathbb N\rightarrow \mathbb N$. For example given $a:\mathbb N\rightarrow \mathbb N$ (write $a(n)$ as $a_n$) solving the recurrence relation ...
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The most general solution to the functional equation

Suppose we have the following functional equation $$X(x_1,x_2)Y(x_1,x_3)=Z(x_2,x_3).$$ Is the most general solution given by $$X(x_1,x_2)=A(x_1)B(x_2), Y(x_1,x_3)=\frac{C(x_3)}{A(x_1)}, ...
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How can one solve this equation in $Z^2$?!

Ho can one solve the egality $2x+3y=xy$ ? I have to find a value of $x$ in fonction of $y$ so ? I have to add somthing and substrate it I added -2xy then $2x(1+y)-3y(1+x)=0$ Here im suck Can ...
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shown that f is even

lets one function $f:\mathbb{R}-\{0\}\mapsto\mathbb{R}$ where $\mathbb{R}$ is the set of reals, lets $f$ such that $f\left(\frac{a}{b}\right)=f(a)-f(b)$ for every $a$ and $b$ in belonging to the ...
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Deterministic condition for the nature of one real root of a cubic equation

A cubic equation $ax^3+bx^2+cx+d=0 \space$ where, $a\neq 0$ always has one real root. Is there any direct condition for determining the nature i.e. sign of one real root for sure? Is it possible ...
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How to solve a equation with special conditions?

I have this equation: $z = 11n + 13m$ Conditions: $z < 2015$ $z$, $n$ and $m$ must be natural numbers ($>0$). How many options are possible for $z$?
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Find the function satisfying the given condition

If $f(xy)=e^{xy-x-y}[e^y f(x) +e^x f(y)]$ and $f'(1)=e$. $f'$ denotes the derivative of function $f(x)$. Find $f(x)$. I could find that $f(0)=0$ and $f(1)=0$ and then found the derivative the got ...
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Find all differentiable functions $f$ such that $f(f(x))=f'(x)$ [duplicate]

Here is a problem I made up: Find all differentiable functions $f$ from the reals to the reals such that $f(f(x))=f'(x)$ for all real $x$.
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Approach on solving limit equation systems and finding some f given assymptotes?

This is a "reverse" question of finding the asymptote of a function Recently, I am interested in doing some sort of modelling which involve equations of the form $$@(t)=1-f(t)$$ where $f(t)$ is ...
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Solve differential equation $f'(z) = e^{-2} (f(z/e))^2$

I'm curious if there's a simple closed solution to the following DE and, if so, what it is. $$\begin{align} f'(z) &= e^{-2} (f(z/e))^2 \\ f(0) &= 1. \end{align}$$
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We all know about compositions of functions, but what about decomposition. Is there a way with math, not just heuristics?

The composition operator is a well know and quite often used method in integration and differentiation, think u-substitution. However, given a composition like $$f(f(f(...f(x)...)))$$ Where there are ...
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What are 'Regular Products'?

When looking at the functional equation for the Riemann zeta function, I came across the statement: For $s$ an even positive integer, the product $\sin{(\frac{\pi s}{2})}\Gamma({1-s})$ is regular. ...
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Iterative Functional Equation? (discrete, increment, logarithm)

Say $f(n)$ is defined as discrete iterative process, $n \in [0,1,2,\ldots,N]$, and $g(x)$, $x \in [-\infty,+\infty]$ is "small": $|g(x)|<1, \forall x$: $$f(n+1)=f(n) + \log(1 + g(f(n)))$$ ...