Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH110/December 2010/Question 09 (a)
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Question 09 (a) 

Let . State the domain of . 
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Hint 

A function is undefined if it has a zero in the denominator. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. The domain of a function is the set of all values where the function is defined. The function is defined everywhere except where its denominator is equal to zero. Setting the denominator equal to zero and solving... gives that the denominator is zero when . Thus is defined everywhere except . In interval notation this is written , or, equivalently 