# Tagged Questions

Elementary questions about functions, notation, properties, and operations such as function composition.

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### Showing that $\int_{-n}^{n}{x+\tan{x}\over A +B(x+\tan{x})^{2n}}dx=0$

Where n is an integer, $n\ge1$ and $(A,B)$ just constants $$I=\int_{-n}^{n}{x+\tan{x}\over A +B(x+\tan{x})^{2n}}dx=0$$ It is obvious that $$\int_{-n}^{n}x+\tan{x}dx=0$$ Let make a ...
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### Inclusion Mapping?

Is the hooked arrow map notation not supposed to mean an inclusion mapping? His definition is clearly showing inputs from $\mathbb{R}^2$ who's images are elements in $\mathbb{R}^{3}$ with fixed $z$ ...
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### How do I “stretch” and “compress” a piecewise function?

I have Googled a few times and experimented on Desmos, but both attempts were to no avail, and now I come here. How is a piecewise function transformed to be "stretched" or "compressed"? What about ...
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### Why should the solutions of $(\sin x)^2 = 0$ be rejected in the equation $((\sin x)^2)(\csc x + 1) = 0$?

Q: Determine the number of solutions for $((\sin x)^2)(\csc x + 1) = 0$ over the interval $0 \leq x < 2\pi$ with the correct reasoning. Correct answer: There is one solution because the solutions ...
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### Functions invariant under scaling

Which functions are invariant under the transformation $$f(x)=af(bx)$$ for constants $a$ and $b$? Are functions of the form $cx^n$ and $de^x$ the only analytic ones (as in having a power series ...
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### Show algebraically that the graph of $y=x^2 + kx - 2$ will cut the $x$-axis twice for all values of $k$

A quadratics question. Show algebraically that the graph of $y=x^2 + kx - 2$ will cut the $x$-axis twice for all values of $k.$ I recently asked a similar question, but this problem seems ...
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### Find the number of elements in range of $g(f(x))$

Let $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ be bijective functions where $f:(a,b,c,d)\rightarrow(1,2,3,4)$ and $g:(3,4,5,6)\rightarrow(w,x,y,z)$ respectively.Then,find the number of elements in range of g(f(x)). I have a ...
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### For what integral value of $n$ is $3\pi$ the period of the function $\cos(nx)\sin(5x/n)$?

For what integral value of $n$ is $3\pi$ the period of the function $\cos(nx)\sin(5x/n)$ ? What should be the correct approach to this problem?Will taking the LCM of the periods of the two functions ...
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### Solve the following (logarithmic) function for $x$

$(\log_{3}x)^{2} - 3\log_{3}x + 2 = 0$ We may not use many rules, so I would start by ignoring the ^(2), ignore -3* but take ...
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### How do I find the period of the function $\tan{\pi/2[x]}$?

How do I find the period of the function? $$\tan{\frac{\pi}{2}[x]}$$ What are the factors that I must take care of? (Maybe its simple but i'm not getting it methodically.$2$ seems to work though) [] ...
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### All linear functions are homogeneous of degree one?

I was looking through the Wikipedia page of "Homogeneous functions" and it stated that any linear function that maps V onto W is homogeneous of degree one. However, when I try to apply the definition ...
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### When to rationalize to repair continuity, and why does it work?

I was working on a question out a GRE math prep book: "Find the inverse of $f(x) = \frac{x}{1-x^2}$ that works for all $x \in \mathbb{R}$ where $f$ is defined over $(-1,1)$" (works meaning is well ...
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### Moment generating function (MGF) of the ratio distribution $\displaystyle\frac{X}{Y}$

If we know the moment generating functions (MGFs) of the random variables $X$ and $Y$ to be $M_{X}(s)$ and $M_{Y}(s)$, respectively. The MGF of the sum $X+Y$ will $M_{X}(s) \cdot M_{Y}(s)$. So what ...
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### Find the value of $[1/ 3] + [2/ 3] + [4/3] + [8/3] +\cdots+ [2^{100} / 3]$

Assume that [x] is the floor function. I am not able to find any patterns in the numbers obtained. Any suggestions? $$[1/ 3] + [2/ 3] + [4/3] + [8/3] +\cdots+ [2^{100} / 3]$$
I want to make sure I did everything correctly, so here's the exercise: Given $P$ the set of positive prime numbers and be $S = \mathbb N^* - \{1\}$. $\forall n \in S,\ \pi(n)$ is the set of the ...