# SOLUTION: Could someone please tell me if these functions are odd, even or neither? a. y = 2x^2 b. y = 2(x + 1)^2 c. y = 5x^1/4 d. y = x^2 - 4 I have a.even b. odd c. neither

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rational-functions Question 544904: Could someone please tell me if these functions are odd, even or neither? a. y = 2x^2 b. y = 2(x + 1)^2 c. y = 5x^1/4 d. y = x^2 - 4 I have a.even b. odd c. neither and d. even thank you Answer by lwsshak3(6463)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Could someone please tell me if these functions are odd, even or neither? a. y = 2x^2 b. y = 2(x + 1)^2 c. y = 5x^1/4 d. y = x^2 - 4 ** if f(-x)=f(x), function is even if f(-x)=-f(x), function is odd .. a. y = 2x^2 f(-x)=2x^2=f(x), therefore, function is even .. b. y = 2(x + 1)^2=2(x^2+2x+1) f(-x)= 2(-x+1)^2=2(x^2-2x+1) function neither odd or even .. c. y = 5x^1/4 f(-x)=5(-x)^1/4 function neither odd or even, can't take an even root(4) of a negative number(-x) .. d. y = x^2 - 4 f(-x)=(-x)^2-4=x^2-4=f(x), therefore, function is even