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### How to prove that $f(f(x))=-x$ implies that $f$ is not continuous? [duplicate]

I am trying to prove that: Given an $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, if $f(f(x))=-x$ then $f$ is not continuous? any help? Thank you!
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### Is there a real-valued function $f$ such that $f(f(x)) = -x$? [duplicate]

Is there a function $f\colon \mathbb{R} \to\mathbb{R}$ such that $f(f(x)) = -x$ ?
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### Do there exist functions such that $f(f(x)) = -x$? [duplicate]

I am wondering about this. A well-known class of functions are the "involutive functions" or "involutions", which have that $f(f(x)) = x$, or, equivalently, $f(x) = f^{-1}(x)$ (with $f$ bijective). ...
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### Does there exist a continuous function $f\colon \Bbb R\rightarrow \Bbb R$ such that $f(f(x))=-x$ for all $x\in\Bbb R$? [duplicate]

Does there exist a continuous function $f\colon \Bbb R\rightarrow \Bbb R$ such that $f(f(x))=-x$ for all $x\in\Bbb R$?
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### $f (f(x))=-x$ - there's no such function [duplicate]

Prove that there's no continuous function $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ such that $f(f(x))=-x$. Any hints?
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### What can be $f$ so that $f(f(x)) = -x$? [duplicate]

What can be $f$ so that $f^2(x) = -x$ for all $x\in R$? I know that if $f^2(x) = -x$ then $f(x)$ is injective and $f$ can not be continuous. But I can not find an example of discontinuous function ...
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### Does there exist a continuous function $f :\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ such that $f \circ f(x) = -x$ for all $x$? [duplicate]

Does there exist a continuous function $f :\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ such that $f \circ f(x) = -x$ for all $x$? My feeling is that there isn't, but I don't know how to go about proving this.
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### Function with the property $f\circ f=-id$ [duplicate]

Consider a functions $f:\mathbb R\to \mathbb R$ such that $f(f(x))=-x$ for all $x$. It is shown in f(f(x)) = − x, Windmills, and Beyond" by Martin Griffiths which appeared in Mathematics ...
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### Determine all continuous real function which satisfies the following [duplicate]

We are required to determine all continuous real valued functions $f$ such that $$f(f(x))=-x$$ I’ve determined that if such a function exists, it must be bijective. But I don’t know if such a ...
### A function such that $f(f(n)) = -n$?
This question from somebody's job interview made me puzzled: Design a function f, such that: $f(f(n)) = -n$ , where n is a 32 bit signed integer; you can't use complex numbers arithmetic. If you ...