Some functions that aren't invertible can be made invertible by restricting their domains. For example, the function $x^2$ is invertible if we restrict $x$ to the interval $[0,\infty)$, or to any subset of that interval. In that case, the inverse function is $\sqrt x$. (We could also restrict $x^2$ to the domain $(-\infty,0]$, in which case the inverse function would be $-\sqrt{x}$.) Similarly, by restricting the domain of the function $f(x) = 2x^2-4x-5$ to an interval, we can make it invertible. What is the largest such interval that includes the point $x=0$?

michaelcai  Dec 5, 2017

 (-inf, 1] is the answer

michaelcai  Dec 5, 2017

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