CAT 2022 Question Paper (Slot 3) Question 59

Question 59

Let r be a real number and $$f(x) = \begin{cases}2x -r & ifx \geq r\\ r &ifx < r\end{cases}$$. Then, the equation $$f(x) = f(f(x))$$ holds for all real values of $$x$$ where

Solution

When x< r

f(x) = r

f(x) = f(f(x))

r = f(r)

r= 2r-r

r=r

When x>=r

f(x) = 2x-r

f(x) = f(f(x))

2x-r = f(2x-r)

2x-r = 2(2x-r) - r

2x-r = 4x-3r

or, x=r

Therefore x<= r


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