Calculus/Please assist with question 2.7
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The inequality f(x).g(x) >= 0 is satisfied by all the set of points for which:
f(x) > 0 and g(x) > 0
together with those for
f(x) < 0 and g(x) < 0
f(x) = 0 or g(x) = 0
It simply means that the inequality is satisfied when both functions have positive values or both have negative values or when any of them is zero.
As can be seen;
for x < -3, f(x) < 0 and g(x) < 0
for -3 < x < 1, f(x) > 0 and g(x) > 0
at x = -3, f(x) = g(x) = 0
at x = 1, f(x) = 0
and the complete solution to the inequality is x ≤ 1
You can also easily check to see that for x > 1, f(x) < 0 and g(x) > 0 which makes the product f(x).g(x) < 0 and doesn't satisfy the inequality.