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MCQ Functions - Functions

The CAT Online Free Test Prep MCQs Functions - Functions

Functions: Functions


If f(x) = x2 – 5 for all values x and f(a) = 4, what is one possible value of a?
Option A:      14
Option B:      8
Option C:      3
Option D:      1
Option E:      11
  A     B     C     D     E  
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Correct Answer: C

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Using the defined function, f(a) will produce the same result when substituted for x:

f(a) = a2 – 5

Setting this equal to 4, you can solve for a:

a2 – 5 = 4

a2 = 9

a = –3 or 3

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