State the domain of the quotient f / g where f(x)=x-3 and g(x)=√x-1 Explain and show work

## State the domain of the quotient

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State the domain of the quotient f / g where f(x)=x-3 and g(x)=√x-1

(f/g)(x) = (x-3)/(√(x) - 1)

Can't divide by zero:

√(x) - 1 ≠ 0

Add 1 to both sides:

√(x) ≠ 1

Square both sides:

x ≠ 1

So the domain of f/g is All Real Numbers Except 1.

In interval notation: x ∈ (–∞,1)U(1,∞)

By √x-1, we have x-1≥0, so x≥1. Since √x-1 is in the denominator, so x-1≠0, x≠1.

Therefore, x>1.