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#### AutGuy98

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- Sep 11, 2019

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For each of the following functions, prove that f is one to one on E and find a formula for the inverse function f

^{-1}.

(a) f(x)=x

^{2}+3x-6 and E=[-3/2,infinity).

(b) f(x)=((x)/(x

^{2}+1)) and E=[-1,1].

Please help me here, mainly with proving that each of the two functions are one-to-one, since that's what I'm mainly having trouble with. I did manage to calculate the formulas for the inverse functions of both, but there are plus or minuses involved (since I used the Quadratic Formula to solve for them) and that is where I've stopped with that. However, I need to choose only one of the solutions (either positive or negative) for each function and I'm not sure how to do that. Could someone please help me show that each function is one-to-one and help me choose between a positive and negative formula for each inverse function? These are what I have for them:

(a) f

^{-1}(x)=-3/2+((sqrt(4x+33))/(2)) and f

^{-1}(x)=-3/2-((sqrt(4x+33))(2)).

(b) f

^{-1}(x)=((1)/(2x))+((sqrt(1-4x

^{2}))/(2x)) and f

^{-1}(x)=((1)/(2x))-((sqrt(1-4x

^{2}))/(2x))

Again, thank you guys for your help before, I really do appreciate all of it, and I hope you can read this over quickly enough to get back to me in time. Thank you in advance for doing so.