^{2}-4)

g(x)=x+3/(x^2-4)

x=

Tutors, sign in to answer this question.

g(x) = (x+3)/(x^{2}-4)

The domain refers to all of the x values that the function can take on. In a rational expression like the one above, we have to be careful that the denominator is never 0, since division by 0 is undefined. We can factor the denominator of g(x) as follows:

g(x) = (x+3)/((x+2)(x-2)

The denominator will be zero when x = 2 or -2. Otherwise, g(x) is defined on all other values of x. So the domain of g(x) is "x = all x not equal to -2 or 2". In interval notation, the domain is:

(-∞,-2)U(-2,2)U(2,+∞)

On a number line, draw it as follows:

-∞ <======o=====o=======> +∞

-2 2

Already have an account? Log in

By signing up, I agree to Wyzant’s terms of use and privacy policy.

Or

To present the tutors that are the best fit for you, we’ll need your ZIP code.

Your Facebook email address is associated with a Wyzant tutor account. Please use a different email address to create a new student account.

Good news! It looks like you already have an account registered with the email address **you provided**.

It looks like this is your first time here. Welcome!

To present the tutors that are the best fit for you, we’ll need your ZIP code.

Please try again, our system had a problem processing your request.

## Comments