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eviant:

Let f(x) = -2x - 7 and g(x) = -4x + 6. Find (f*g)(-5)

5 months ago
eviant:

@mhchen

5 months ago
mhchen:

I think (f*g)(-5) = f(-5)*g(-5). so first find f(-5)

5 months ago
eviant:

10x+35

5 months ago
mhchen:

uh well f(-5) = -2(-5) - 7 = 10 - 7 = 3

5 months ago
mhchen:

I'm not sure how you got 10x + 35, Did you see what I did? Try to find g(-5) now,

5 months ago
eviant:

-4(-5)+6 20+6 26?

5 months ago
mhchen:

Yup so all you have to do now is multiply f(-5) and g(-5) together 3 * 26

5 months ago
eviant:

78?

5 months ago
mhchen:

ye

5 months ago
eviant:

3 –6 26 –59

5 months ago
mhchen:

oh are those the options?

5 months ago
eviant:

^^those are the choices

5 months ago
mhchen:

HMMMmmmmm

5 months ago
mhchen:

okay I'm gonna assume (f*g)(x) is (fog)(x) or f(g(x)) a composite function

5 months ago
mhchen:

basically first you find g(-5) which you already did. It was 26 Then you plug 26 into f(x)

5 months ago
mhchen:

Can you find f(26)?

5 months ago
eviant:

@mhchen -2(26)-7=-59?

5 months ago
mhchen:

yep

5 months ago
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