I need some help with some precalculus thing.....

f(x) = x^2 -2x

find the values for which f(x) > 15
find the range of f.
42.
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46?? uh, its a bit of work, but could you type out the steps?? Im a bit of a dunce
x ≥ 5

I think... I failed pre cal and did this in my head.

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f(x) will be greater than 15 for any value of x greater than 5.

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Last edited by biga29 at Dec 6, 2011,
f(x) will be greater than 15 for any value of x greater than 5.
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x ≥ 5

I think, I failed pre cal and did this in my head...

It's only >5, can't equal

TS is shit at math ...
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It's only >5, can't equal

TS is shit at math ...

Oh, ok. Because the question was for everything greater than 15, not greater than or equal to 15 right?
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Oh, ok. Because the question was for everything greater than 15, not greater than or equal to 15 right?

Yes, and also TS is shit at math
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It's only >5, can't equal

TS is shit at math ...

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ok, find the coefficient of x^4 in the expansion of (2-x^2)(1-2x^2)^8
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ok, find the coefficient of x^4 in the expansion of (2-x^2)(1-2x^2)^8

Ok, find the coefficient of x^4 in the expansion of (2-x^2)(1-2x^2)^8, yourself
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ok, find the coefficient of x^4 in the expansion of (2-x^2)(1-2x^2)^8
This isn't what your mom meant when she said to do your homework.

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My atttempt at a... I'm a but rusty in the language of Mathematics.

x² – 2x > 15
x² – 2x – 15 > 0
(x – 5)(x + 3) > 0

(x - 5) <- - -(-3)- - -(5)----->
(x + 3) <- - -(-3)-----(5)----->
f(x) .. <-----(-3)- - -(5)----->

- - - Negative
----- Postive

Therefore,
f(x) > 15 when:
x < (-3) or x > 5

When x is either grater than 5 or less than negative 3.
Last edited by sfaune92 at Dec 6, 2011,
^ And now I feel rather silly for forgetting that there would also be a negative answer. That's what I get for looking at it and thinking '5' rather than working it through properly...

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ok, find the coefficient of x^4 in the expansion of (2-x^2)(1-2x^2)^8

We're not here to just give you all of your answers.

Expand the brackets. It's simple, although with that power of 8 it might take a couple of minutes. You'll get your coefficient of x^4.
Expanding the brackets is a really long way of doing the question. Use the binomial expansion to find the coefficients in the second term that, when multiplied by either the 2 or the -x^2 will give x^4.
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Expanding the brackets is a really long way of doing the question. Use the binomial expansion to find the coefficients in the second term that, when multiplied by either the 2 or the -x^2 will give x^4.

Ah yes, good point. It's been so long since I've done one of those, I think I'd forgotten it existed.
There's a mathematics help thread, use it.
Cheat and use wolframalpha....or you know, learn to do it yourself.
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