## The Inverse Function Rule

Ifis continuous and one to one on an intervalthenexists and is continuous. Ifis differentiable then the following theorem is applicable:

Theorem

Supposeis continuous and differentiable withfor allThenis one to one,is continuous and differentiable onandfor all

Proof: Sincefor allthenis one to one.

Suppose that–is continuous sois a closed interval. Chooseand any sequence inconverging toLet foris continuous sois continuous andconverges to and sinceis one to onefor allSinceis differentiableconverges toand sinceis one to one forHenceconverges toThusis differentiable and

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