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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.****No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. **

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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bobbym wrote:

Hi;

That is correct.

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By the way, the constants are not unique.

Is the solution for 1 wrong?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Can you show another pair?

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Agnishom wrote:

By the way, the constants are not unique.

Is the solution for 1 wrong?

Your first equation is correct, but not the second one.

The constants are unique, as bobbym showed.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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You are correct. Sorry

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi ShivamS

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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anonimnystefy wrote:

Hi ShivamS

Both are correct.

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3. Let E be an even function and O be an odd function. Determine the symmetry, if any, of E ∘ O.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Full Solutions with explanation:

1. Find the general formula for all solutions of 2 cos x + 1 = 0

2. Find the constants b and c in the polynomial p(x) = x^2 + bx + c such that

. Are the constants unique?I'll add all the problems and full solutions in the first post too.

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ShivamS wrote:

3. Let E be an even function and O be an odd function. Determine the symmetry, if any, of E ∘ O.

What does That mean?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi ShivamS

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Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Agnishom wrote:

ShivamS wrote:3. Let E be an even function and O be an odd function. Determine the symmetry, if any, of E ∘ O.

What does That mean?

Which part do you not understand?

anonimnystefy wrote:

Hi ShivamS

That is correct.

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What does the notation E ∘ O mean?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is a composition of functions.

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Is it Kaboobly Doo?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Heavens no! It is quite useful. There are practical applications for it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.****No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. **

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The URL contains the string 'sets'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Have you been there yet?

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Set theory is introduced in India in grade 11 and the Indian government controlling education is smart, so they introduce functions (and therefore inverse functions, composition etc) after set theory in grade 11. I believe it is the first unit in grade 11, so Agnishom will be able to solve that problem soon.

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Yes, bobbym has taken up the math teacher post in our school.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, I have and I am a tough marker.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.****No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. **

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