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Topic: Parenthesis in math problems
July 18, 2019 / By Burt
Question: how do you do this? given f(x) = x+4/4 and g(x) = x^2+5 find ( G o F)(1) and given f(x) = x+8/x and g(x) =x^2 -8 find (G o F)(-5) couls u please show the steps

Aldis | 4 days ago
f(x) is a function that means you take a value (x) and you do to it what the f(x) function says. this problem is about combining two function by making one function the input (or "x") of the another function (G o F)(1) means take the function f(x)) at x=1 and then take the result of that and evaluate g(x) of that sort of like g(f(1) so f(x)=(x+4)/4 I put those parenthesis in because I am GUESSING that's how the problem was meant meaning it showed the x+4 all over 4, not just the 4 f(1)=(1+4)/4=5/4 g(-3/4)=(5/4)^2+5 25/16+5 25/16+80/16 105/16 you better check my arithmetic (and I may have interpreted your fraction incorrectly) but perhaps this helps you get the idea
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Originally Answered: Math Problem help? stupid babysitting! (6th grade word problem math)?
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Tabatha
f(1) = 1 + 4/4 f(1) = 5/4 g(5/4) = (5/4)^2 + 5 g(5/4) = 25/16 + 5 do the same for the other one. Once you find f(-5), plug that value into g(x).
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