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Problem 33 Medium Difficulty

Let $ f(x) = 1/x $ and
$$ g(x) = \left\{
\frac{1}{x} & \mbox{ if} x > 0\\
1 + \frac{1}{x} & \mbox{ if} x < 0
\end{array} \right. $$
Show that $ f'(x) = g'(x) $ for all $ x $ in their domains. Can we conclude from Corollary 7 that $ f - g $ is constant?


For $x>0, f(x)=g(x),$ so $f^{\prime}(x)=g^{\prime}(x) .$ For $x<0, f^{\prime}(x)=(1 / x)^{\prime}=-1 / x^{2}$ and $g^{\prime}(x)=(1+1 / x)^{\prime}=-1 / x^{2},$ so
again $\left.f^{\prime}(x)=g^{\prime}(x) . \text { However, the domain of } g(x) \text { is not an interval [it is }(-\infty, 0) \cup(0, \infty)\right]$ so we cannot conclude that
$f-g$ is constant (in fact it is not).


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Video Transcript

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