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the function h is defined as h(x)=7/3+x,x cannot be -3

 Mar 28, 2019
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Here is the graph

 

 Mar 28, 2019
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Melody, since the problem stipulated that x could not be –3, I think the equation was intended to be y = 7/(3+x).  If not, then why the stipulation? 

 

 

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 Mar 28, 2019
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Yea maybe, that makes good sense but the question did not say that.   

There was no (3+x).       I interpreted what was written.

Perhaps the guest asker will learn to be more precise next time.

 

I answered the question that was asked. 

 

If the asker wants to they can come back and appologise for not including the brackets and ask us to answer the different question.

 

The question actually does not ask for a graph either. It does not ask any question at all. It is just a statement.

 Mar 28, 2019
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Hello again, Melody.  Yes, I know the PEMDAS protocol.  But sometimes we must recognize human ... er ... imprecision. 

 

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 Mar 28, 2019
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The asking guest has every opportunity to make another post and clarify their question.

 

 

It is quite likely that this person asked the question and left. Never even bothering to look at any answer.

So why does it matter?

Melody  Mar 28, 2019
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Melody, it matters to me because I'm learning from this site.  You are so bright, I am astonished by how smart you are.  The other moderators, as well.  The tone of your remarks to me in this thread seems more forceful than warranted.  I haven't been criticizing you, nor challenging you; I just thought I could help, in my small way, albeit very small.  I get the impression that my ideas are unwelcome.

 

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 Mar 29, 2019
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I am always abrupt. Don't take it personally   laugh

 

Your idea was not unwelcome. It is just that it is important to me that people interact.

Here the actual question asker has not interacted with either of us at all.

That means that the question asker lost interested the minute the question was posted. S/he has probably not read any of this.

 

It is important that the people who use the forum learn how to put brackets correctly into their questions/answers.

 

If the asker had been interested enough, they would have learned how to put the brackets in properly.

And then, after that, they would have learn how to answer the question.

 

If they are always second guessed then they do not learn how to present their work properly.

 

We often do interpret what people want, which is often different from what the question asks for but there are benefits to not always doing that too.

 

I was simply pointing that out to you. 

I honestly had not thought of what you said until you said it. It was very observant of you. I expect you do well in maths at school. 

( You probably call it math - That is a give away, I am not American. You (and I) can learn a lot of stuff here, not just maths )

 

The fact that you are interacting with me now makes you of great value to this forum.

I am very pleased that you are here.   

It would be even better if you became a member. :)

 

                                                            laugh cool laugh

 Mar 29, 2019
edited by Melody  Mar 29, 2019

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