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question is f(x)= (2x^3/2 -3x^-3/2 )-5

 and x>0

Guest Sep 16, 2018
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Are you sure that wasn't a +5 on the end? 

 

\(f(x)=(2x^{3/2} -3x^{-3/2} )^2  -5\\ Find \;\;x\;\;when\;\;f(x)=5\\ (2x^{3/2} -3x^{-3/2} )^2  -5=5\\ (2x^{3/2} -3x^{-3/2} )^2  =10\\ 4x^3+9x^{-3}-12x^{0}=100\\ 4x^3+9x^{-3}-12x=100\\ 4x^6+9-12x^4=100x^3\\ 4x^6-12x^4-100x^3+9=0\\ \)

 

Melody  Sep 16, 2018
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Sorry there was a +5

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\(f(x)=(2x^{3/2} -3x^{-3/2} )^2  +5\\ Find \;\;x\;\;when\;\;f(x)=5\\ (2x^{3/2} -3x^{-3/2} )^2  +5=5\\ (2x^{3/2} -3x^{-3/2} )^2  =0\\ 4x^3+9x^{-3}-12x^{0}=0\\ 4x^3+9x^{-3}-12=0\\ 4x^6+9-12x^3=0\\ 4x^6-12x^3+9=0\\ let\;\;m=x^3\\ 4m^2-12m+9=0\\ (2m-3)^2=0\\ m=\pm\left[{\frac{3}{2}}\right]^{0.5}\\ x^3=\pm\left[{\frac{3}{2}}\right]\\ \text{But x is positive so}\\ x^3=\left[{\frac{3}{2}}\right]\\ x=\left[{\frac{3}{2}}\right]^{1/3}\\ \)

 

1.5^(1/3) = 1.1447142425533319

 

x= 1.14   (to 3 significant figures)

 

That it the first bit, the second bit does not look too difficult, give it a try yourself.  :)

Melody  Sep 16, 2018
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Thank you so much... I've given it a go and think I understand it now!!

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That is excellent :)

Melody  Sep 17, 2018

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