Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH100/December 2016/Question 09 (a) (i)
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Question 09 (a) (i) 

Let . (i) What is the domain of ? 
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Hint 1 

What's the domain of the square root function? 
Hint 2 

A quotient of two functions is defined where both the numerator and denominator are defined and the denominator is nonvanishing. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. First consider the numerator. Since the square root function is defined only for nonnegative real numbers, the numerator is defined only when , i.e., when or , that is to say, when On the other hand, the denominator is defined everywhere on the real line. But it vanishes at . Therefore, the domain of is . 