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If f(x) = x/(x + 1), what is f(1/x) in terms of x ?

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If f(x) = x/(x + 1), what is f(1/x) in terms of x ? [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2007, 13:44
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If f(x) = \frac{x}{x + 1}, what is f(\frac{1}{x}) in terms of f(x)?

A. f(x)
B. -f(x)
C. \frac{1}{f(x)}
D. 1 - f(x)
E. none of the above

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Re: If f(x) = x/(x + 1), what is f(1/x) in terms of x ? [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2007, 13:48
bmwhype2 wrote:
F(x) = x/(x+1).
What is f(1/x) in terms of f(x)?

f(x)
-f(x)
1/f(x)
1-F(x)
none of the above

can someone give me a step by step breakdown? I got stuck after 1/(1+x)


f(1/x) = (1/x)/((1/x)+1)==> 1/(1+x)

trying chice D 1-Fx

1- x/(1+x)=== > x+1-x/(1+x)===> 1/(1+x)

so we can see f(1/x)= 1/(1+x) == 1-f(x)

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Re: If f(x) = x/(x + 1), what is f(1/x) in terms of x ? [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2007, 19:52
after you have broken down to (1/1+x)

test a number, say x=2...

f(2)=2/3

f(1/2)=1/3

which is same as 1-f(x)...

D it is..
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Re: If f(x) = x/(x + 1), what is f(1/x) in terms of x ? [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2007, 20:31
fresinha12 wrote:
after you have broken down to (1/1+x)

test a number, say x=2...

f(2)=2/3

f(1/2)=1/3

which is same as 1-f(x)...

D it is..


Solved it the same way to get D.
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Re: If f(x) = x/(x + 1), what is f(1/x) in terms of x ? [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2007, 02:16
fresinha12 wrote:
after you have broken down to (1/1+x)

test a number, say x=2...

f(2)=2/3

f(1/2)=1/3

which is same as 1-f(x)...

D it is..


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Re: If f(x) = x/(x + 1), what is f(1/x) in terms of x ? [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2014, 20:39
f(x) = \frac{x}{x+1}

f(\frac{1}{x}) = \frac{\frac{1}{x}}{\frac{1}{x} + 1} = \frac{1}{x+1}

1 - f(x) = 1 - \frac{x}{x+1} = \frac{1}{x+1}

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Re: If f(x) = x/(x + 1), what is f(1/x) in terms of x ? [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2014, 22:31
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bmwhype2 wrote:
If f(x) = \frac{x}{x + 1}, what is f(\frac{1}{x}) in terms of f(x)?

A. f(x)
B. -f(x)
C. \frac{1}{f(x)}
D. 1 - f(x)
E. none of the above

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f(\frac{1}{x})= \frac{\frac{1}{x}}{\frac{1}{x} + 1} = \frac{1}{1 + x} = \frac{1 + x - x}{1 + x} = 1 - \frac{x}{1 + x} = 1 - f(x).

Answer: D.

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