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A Funny Function (Posted on 2013-08-01) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Suppose f is a continuous function such that f(1000)=999 and f(x) f(f(x)) = 1 for all real x. What is f(891)?

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Crucial distinction | Comment 3 of 7 |
If f(x) = 1/x, then the inverse relationship applies across the entire domain.

But we are told that f(f(x)) = 1/f(x).  
Let y = f(x).   Then the domain of y is the range of x. 
Then f(y) = 1/y,  if y is in the range of f(x)  

  Posted by Steve Herman on 2013-08-02 13:58:47
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