What is the domain and range of #f(x) = x^2+2#?

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Feb 16, 2016

Answer:

The domain is the set of all real numbers #RR# and the range is the interval #[2,infty)#.

Explanation:

You can plug in any real number you want into #f(x)=x^2+2#, making the domain #RR=(-infty,infty)#.

For any real number #x#, we have #f(x)=x^2+2\geq 2#. Furthermore, given any real number #y\geq 2#, picking #x=pm sqrt(y-2)# gives #f(x)=y#. These two facts imply that the range is #[2,infty)={y \in RR : y \geq 2}#.