## FINDING DOMAIN OF RATIONAL FUNCTION AS UNION OF INTERVAL NOTATION

Finding Domain of Rational Function as Union of Interval Notation :

Here we are going to see, finding domain of rational function as union of interval notation

A rational function r is a function of the form r(x) = p(x) / q(x), where p and q are polynomials, with q ≠ 0.

The domain of a rational function is the set of real numbers where the expression defining the rational function makes sense.

Because division by 0 is not defined, the domain of a rational function p/q  must exclude all zeros of q.

## Finding Domain of Rational Function as Union of Interval Notation - Examples

Question 1 :

Find the domain of the rational function r defined by

r(x) = (3x5 + x4 − 6x3 − 2) / (x2 − 9)

Solution :

The denominator of the expression above is 0 if x = 3 or  x = −3. Thus unless stated otherwise, we would assume that the domain of r is the set of numbers other than 3 and −3.

In other words, the domain of r is (−∞,−3)∪(−3, 3)∪(3,∞).

Question 2 :

Find the domain of the rational function r defined by

r(x) = (5x3 − 12x2 + 13)/(x2 −  7)

Solution :

The denominator of the expression above is 0

x2 −  7  =  0

x2  =  7

x  =  √7

x  =  ± √7

if x = √7 or  x = −7. Thus unless stated otherwise, we would assume that the domain of r is the set of numbers other than √7 and −√7.

In other words, the domain of r is (−∞, −√7) U (−√7,  √7) U (√7, ∞).

Question 3 :

Find the domain of the rational function r defined by

r(x) = (x5 + 3x4 - 6)/(2x2 − 5)

Solution :

The denominator of the expression above is 0

2x2 − 5  =  0

x2  =  5/2

x  =  ± 5/2

if x = 5/2 or  x = −5/2. Thus unless stated otherwise, we would assume that the domain of r is the set of numbers other than 5/2 and −5/2.

In other words, the domain of r is (−∞, 5/2) U (−5/2 5/2) U (5/2, ∞).

Question 4 :

Find the domain of the rational function r defined by

r(x) = (4x7 + 8x2 - 1)/(x2 - 2x − 6)

Solution :

The denominator of the expression above is 0

x2 - 2x − 6  =  0

x  =  [-b ± √(b2 - 4ac)] / 2a

x  =  [2 ± √(4 - 4(-6))] / 2(1)

x  =  [2 ± √28] / 2

x  =  (1 ± √7)

if x = 1 + √7 or  x = 1 - √7. Thus unless stated otherwise, we would assume that the domain of r is the set of numbers other than 1 + √7 and 1 - √7.

In other words, the domain of r is (−∞, 1-√7) U (1-√71+√7) U (1+√7, ∞).

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