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Question 7: f(x + y) = f(x)f(y) for all x, y, f(4) = + 3 what is f(–8)?

  1. \\frac{1}{3}\\)
  2. \\frac{1}{9}\\)
  3. 9
  4. 6

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Method of solving this CAT Question from CAT Algebra - Functions: How do we write -8 as x + y ?

f(x + 0) = f(x) f(0)
f(0) = 1
f(4 + – 4) = f(0)
f(4 + – 4) = f(4) f(–4)
1 = +3 * f(–4)
f(-4) = \\frac{1}{3}\\)
f(– 8) = f(– 4 + (– 4)) = f(– 4) f(– 4)
f(– 8) = \\frac{1}{3}\\) * \\frac{1}{3}\\) = \\frac{1}{9}\\)

The question is "f(x + y) = f(x)f(y) for all x, y, f(4) = + 3 what is f(–8)?"

Hence the answer is "\\frac{1}{9}\\)"

Choice B is the correct answer.


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