Common Algebra Mistakes
Example: Function Notation
Compute f(g(4)) if f(4) = -4, g(4) = -2 and f(-2) = -1.
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The expression f(g(4)) does not indicate the product of two function values. In other words, it is not equal to f(4) times g(4). Instead, f(g(4)) means to compute g(4) and plug the result into the function f(x). In this case g(4) = -2, so f(g(4)) = f(-2) = -1. This is an example of function composition.
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