Find the equation of the inverse function for the following function if f(x)=3x+1  and g(x)=x+2  then find (fg)(x) if f(x)=3x+1  and g(x)=x+2  then find (fg)(x)

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embizze | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Given f(x)=3x+1, g(x)=x+2:

(1) The inverse of f(x) can be found by switching "x" and "y" and then solving for y.





So `f^(-1)(x)=(x-1)/3`

** Note that in f(x) you multiply the input by 3 and then add 1 to the result. In the inverse, you subtract 1 from the input , then divide by 3. You perform the inverse operations in the reverse order.

(2) The inverse of g(x) is found in a similar manner:




So `g^(-1)(x)=x-2`

(3)Find (fg)(x):

This is simply the product f(x)g(x)


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vaaruni | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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Given -> f(x)=(3x+1)  and  g(x)=(x+2)

Require to find ->  fg(x)

      fg(x) = f(x)*g(x) 

=> fg(x)  = (3x+1)(x+2)

=> fg(x)  =3(x^2)+6x+x+2

=> fg(x)  = 3x^2+7x+2 

hence, fg(x)=3x^2 + 7x + 2   -->  Answer  

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