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1-35.

Consider the functions $f(x)=3x^2−5$ and $g(x)=\sqrt{x-5}+2$   1-35 HW eTool (Desmos). Homework Help ✎

1. Find $f(5)$.

Substitute $5$ for every $x$. ( $f(x)$)

$f(5)=75−5$

$f(5)=70$

1. Find $g(5)$.

Substitute $5$ for every $x$. ( $g(x)$)

$g(5)=\sqrt{0}+2$

1. Find $f(4)$.

Substitute $4$ for every $x$. ( $f(x)$)

$f(4)=48−5$

$f(4)=43$

1. Find $g(4)$.

Substitute $4$ for every $x$. ( $g(x)$)

$g(4)=\sqrt{-1}+2$

1. Find $f(x)+g(x)$.

$f(x)+g(x)=3x^2+\sqrt{x-5}-3$

1. Find $g(x)−f(x)$.

Subtract the first equation from the second.

1. Describe the domain of $f(x)$.

Notice that the exponent is on the $x$, not the $f(x)$.

The domain of $f(x)$ is all real numbers.

1. Describe the domain of $g(x)$.

Notice that the square root sign is over the $x$.

The domain of $g(x)$ is all numbers greater than or equal to $5$.

1. Why is the domain of one of these functions more restrictive than the other?

See hints for parts (g) and (h).

They are different because the square root of a negative is undefined, whereas any real number can be squared.

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