       Re: How to obtain numberical value from an

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• Subject: [mg80944] Re: [mg80916] How to obtain numberical value from an
• From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>
• Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 05:22:50 -0400 (EDT)

```f[x_] := x;

f /: InverseFunction[f] = f;

InverseFunction[f][f[x]]

x

f[InverseFunction[f][x]]

x

InverseFunction[f][0.5]

0.5

f[x_] := x^2;

f /: InverseFunction[f] = Sqrt;

InverseFunction[f][f[x]]

Sqrt[x^2]

f[InverseFunction[f][x]]

x

InverseFunction[f]

2

Bob Hanlon

---- Nasser Abbasi <nma at 12000.org> wrote:
> Hello;
>
> Are inverse function in Mathematica only have symbolic form and can't be
> used to evaluate numerically?
>
> Anything I am trying is not working, this is a very simple example:
>
> f[x_] := x
> InverseFunction[f][x]
>
> Now, how to evaluate anything out of the above? say for x=0.5, I expected to
> get .5, but all I get is just
> f(^-1)[x][.5]
>
> any ideas? Very little help on InverseFunctions.
>
> Nasser
>
>

```

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