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Asked by Michael on 9 Jun 2013

The **range** of f = (7*x +sin(x))/(x^2 + x + 2) is of the form [a,b]. Give a and b correct to two decimal places

edit - Not a homework question. Its a Test question for revision, has me stumped

so far, I have this

clear all syms x hold on fplot(@fun2, [-6 6]); hold off x1 = fminbnd(@fun2, -6, 6); y1 = fun2(x1) y1 = sprintf('%0.2f',y1); x2 = fminbnd(@fun2_neq, -6,6); y2 = fun2_neq(x2) y2 = sprintf('%0.2f',y2)

But wouldn't I need to specify fun2_neq and fun2 in different mfiles? Also, what would I specify it as?

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Answer by Image Analyst on 9 Jun 2013

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You're missing a parenthesis. Is the 7*x over the quadratic, or just the sin is over the quadratic? Please fix the parentheses, then plot over -100 to 100 or something and see the shape of the curve. Make sure you use ./ instead of / and .^ instead of ^ and then you can do it without a loop, in just 3 lines of code (like I did). (Actually the range is the same no matter where you put the missing parenthesis.)

Image Analyst on 9 Jun 2013

Regarding your clarification, **is there a range of x specified? Otherwise** you can just look at the formula, see where the denominator goes to zero, and immediately know the range. And you won't need 2 decimal places to specify it.

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Homework? If so, what have you done so far?