# Consider the following functions. f(x) = x2, g(x) = x + 9 Find (f ∘ g)(x). Find the domain of (f ∘ g)(x). (Enter your answer using interval

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Consider the following functions. f(x) = x2, g(x) = x + 9 Find (f ∘ g)(x). Find the domain of (f ∘ g)(x). (Enter your answer using interval notation.) Find (g ∘ f)(x). Find the domain of (g ∘ f)(x). (Enter your answer using interval notation.) Find (f ∘ f)(x). Find the domain of (f ∘ f)(x). (Enter your answer using interval notation.) Find (g ∘ g)(x). Find the domain of (g ∘ g)(x). (Enter your answer using interval notat

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Whe we have two functions, f(x) and g(x), the composite function:

(f°g)(x)

is just the first function evaluated in the second one, or:

f( g(x))

And the domain of a function is the set of inputs that we can use as the variable x, we usually start by thinking that the domain is the set of all real numbers, unless there is a given value of x that causes problems, like a zero in the denominator, for example:

f(x) = 1/(x + 1)

where for x = -1 we have a zero in the denominator, then the domain is the set of all real numbers except x = -1.

Now, we have:

f(x) = x^2

g(x) = x + 9

then:

(f ∘ g)(x) = (x + 9)^2

And there is no value of x that causes problems here, so the domain is the set of all real numbers, that, in interval notation, is written as:

x ∈ (-∞, ∞)

(g ∘ f)(x)

this is g(f(x)) = (x^2) + 9 = x^2 + 9

And again, here we do not have any problem with a given value of x, so the domain is again the set of all real numbers:

x ∈ (-∞, ∞)

(f ∘ f)(x) = f(f(x)) = (f(x))^2 = (x^2)^2 = x^4

And for the domain, again, there is no value of x that causes a given problem, then the domain is the same as in the previous cases:

x ∈ (-∞, ∞)

(g ∘ g)(x) = g( g(x) ) = (g(x) + 9) = (x + 9) +9 = x + 18

And again, there are no values of x that cause a problem here, so the domain is:

x ∈ (-∞, ∞)