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# For which of the following functions does f(x)=f(2-x)?

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For which of the following functions does f(x)=f(2-x)?

A. f(x)=x+2
B. (fx)=2x-x^2
C. f(x)=2-x
D. f(x)=(2-x)^2
E. f(x)=x^2

Answer choice C seems to work out if we plug in 1 for x. Did I do something wrong or must the function be true for all values? C does not work for a value of x=4?
f(x)=2-1=1
f(x)= 2-(2-x).....>2-(2-1).....>2-(1) = 1
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For which of the following functions does f(x)=f(2-x)?

A. f(x)=x+2
B. (fx)=2x-x^2
C. f(x)=2-x
D. f(x)=(2-x)^2
E. f(x)=x^2

Answer choice C seems to work out if we plug in 1 for x. Did I do something wrong or must the function be true for all values? C does not work for a value of x=4?
f(x)=2-1=1
f(x)= 2-(2-x).....>2-(2-1).....>2-(1) = 1

hi,

in all the option just put 2-x in place of x

A. f(x)=x+2===>f(2-x)=2-x+2=4-x==>not equal

B. (fx)=2x-x^2====>f(2-x)=2(2-x)-(2-x)^2=4-2x-x^2+4x-4=2x-x^2===>equal==correct

C. f(x)=2-x===>f(2-x)=2-(2-x)=x===>not equal

D. f(x)=(2-x)^2===>f(2-x)=(2-2+x)^2=x^2===>not equal

E. f(x)=x^2===>f(2-x)=(2-x)^2===>not equal

hence only B satisfies.

dont plug in this

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For which of the following functions does f(x)=f(2-x)?

A. f(x)=x+2
B. (fx)=2x-x^2
C. f(x)=2-x
D. f(x)=(2-x)^2
E. f(x)=x^2

Answer choice C seems to work out if we plug in 1 for x. Did I do something wrong or must the function be true for all values? C does not work for a value of x=4?
f(x)=2-1=1
f(x)= 2-(2-x).....>2-(2-1).....>2-(1) = 1

If you plug x=1 then all options will work, since f(x)=f(1) and f(2-x)=f(1) too. For such kind of questions it's not a good idea to plug 0, -1 or 1.

Note that for plug-in method it might happen that for some particular number(s) more than one option may give "correct" answer. In this case just pick some other numbers and check again these "correct" options only.

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11 Jul 2013, 10:54
josemnz83 wrote:
For which of the following functions does f(x)=f(2-x)?

A. f(x)=x+2
B. (fx)=2x-x^2
C. f(x)=2-x
D. f(x)=(2-x)^2
E. f(x)=x^2

Answer choice C seems to work out if we plug in 1 for x. Did I do something wrong or must the function be true for all values? C does not work for a value of x=4?
f(x)=2-1=1
f(x)= 2-(2-x).....>2-(2-1).....>2-(1) = 1

If we plug x=0 then, f(0)=f(2)
A. F(0)= 2 and f(2)= 4
B. f(0)= 0 and f(2)= 0
C. F(0)= 2 and f(2)= 0
D. F(0)= 4 and f(2)= 0
E. f(0)= 0 and f(2)= 4

Hence b is the correct answer.

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It can be easily done in less than a minute simply by elimination or substitution method.

1) f(x)=x+2; for x=2-x , f(2-x)=4. Eliminated
2) f(x) = 2x-x^2; for x=2-x ,f(2-x)=2(2-x)-(2-x)^2 =(2-x)(2-2+x)=2x-x^2
3) f(x) = 2 - x; for x=2-x, f(2-x)=x . Eliminated
4) f(x)=(2-x)^2; for x=2-x, f(2-x)=(x)^2 . Eliminated
5) f(x)=x^2;for x=2-x, f(2-x)=(2-x)^2. Eliminated
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23 Feb 2017, 19:34
What confuses my about this question, with answer "B," is an example in which you have f(2-3)

f(2-3)=-1

F(x)= 2(2-x)-(2-x)^2
F(2-3)= 2(2-3)-(2-3)^2
F(2-3)= 2(-1)-(-1)^2
F(2-3)= -2-1
F(2-3)= -3?

Maybe I'm tired or something but I keep coming to this conclusion.

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What confuses my about this question, with answer "B," is an example in which you have f(2-3)

f(2-3)=-1

F(x)= 2(2-x)-(2-x)^2
F(2-3)= 2(2-3)-(2-3)^2
F(2-3)= 2(-1)-(-1)^2
F(2-3)= -2-1
F(2-3)= -3?

Maybe I'm tired or something but I keep coming to this conclusion.

A good way to solve it is like this. Essentially the question is saying F(X) so everytime you see an X you're going to sub in the function 2-x. A good video explaining how functions work is here since most people here do a crappy job. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6-Zdr5w_bE
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11 Oct 2017, 13:59
josemnz83 wrote:
For which of the following functions does f(x)=f(2-x)?

A. f(x)=x+2
B. (fx)=2x-x^2
C. f(x)=2-x
D. f(x)=(2-x)^2
E. f(x)=x^2

Answer choice C seems to work out if we plug in 1 for x. Did I do something wrong or must the function be true for all values? C does not work for a value of x=4?
f(x)=2-1=1
f(x)= 2-(2-x).....>2-(2-1).....>2-(1) = 1

hi

let f(0) = f(2)

B: f(0) = 0
f(2) = 4 - 4 = 0

so f(0)= f(2)
B is the answer

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