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# Inverse-Functions

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Inverse-Functions

Black = original function  Green = inverse function

Notice how the inverse function is the result of reflecting the original function over y=x.

inverse will not be a function                                      inverse will be a function

You can determine if a function is one to one (meaning the inverse of the function is also a function) by doing a horizontal line test.  If a horizontal line intersects the graph of the inverse more than once, the inverse is not a function.

http://people.hofstra.edu/Stefan_Waner/RealWorld/calctopic1/inverses.html

This website provides applets and questions to reinforce the concept of inverse functions.

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/invrsfcn2.htm

This website illustrates how to graph an inverse function by reflecting it over y=x.

See this video for a step-by-step explanation of how to find the inverse of a function:

http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=816dcb757df94250e7d4