Given two functions f(x) and g(x)`!=0`, how can I find (f+g)(x), (f-g)(x), (f*g)(x) and (f/g)(x)

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

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The functions we have are f(x) and g(x)`!=0` .

(f+g)(x) = f(x) + g(x)

(f-g)(x) = f(x) - g(x)

(f*g)(x) = f(x)*g(x)

(f/g)(x) = f(x)/g(x)

As g(x)`!=0`, f(x)/g(x) is always defined.

As an example take the functions f(x) = 3x + 2 and g(x) = x^2 + 1

(f+g)(x) = f(x) + g(x) = 3x + 2 + x^2 + 1 = x^2 + 3x + 3

(f-g)(x) = f(x) - g(x) = 3x + 2 - x^2 - 1 = -x^2 + 3x + 1

(f*g)(x) = f(x)*g(x) = (3x + 2)(x^2 + 1) = 3x^3 + 2x^2 + 3x + 2

(f/g)(x) = f(x)/g(x) = (3x + 2)/(x^2 + 1)

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brianna09 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) Honors

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sorry here's the rest

  1. A. Given two functions, f(x)  and g(x), where g(x)-+ 0  for all x, explain how to find (f+g)(x), (f-g) (x),(f*g)(x), and (f/g)(x)  algebraically.  Also demonstrate all of these by providing examples of each.

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