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What does the subscript mean in \( f_n(x)\)?

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*italics*

_italics_

**bold**

__bold__

- bulleted- list

1. numbered2. list

paragraph 1paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link](https://brilliant.org)

> This is a quote

This is a quote

# I indented these lines # 4 spaces, and now they show # up as a code block. print "hello world"

2 \times 3

2^{34}

a_{i-1}

\frac{2}{3}

\sqrt{2}

\sum_{i=1}^3

\sin \theta

\boxed{123}

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Say \(f_{n}(x)=x^n\). Then \(f_{1}(n)=x\) \(f_{2}(x)=x^2\), etc.

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Its just a name given to a polynomial.

It's like any other subscript of any other variable. It just denotes that this is function n out of a family of functions specified by some criteria.

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`*italics*`

or`_italics_`

italics`**bold**`

or`__bold__`

boldNote: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctlyparagraph 1

paragraph 2

`[example link](https://brilliant.org)`

`> This is a quote`

Remember to wrap math in \( ... \) or \[ ... \] to ensure proper formatting.`2 \times 3`

`2^{34}`

`a_{i-1}`

`\frac{2}{3}`

`\sqrt{2}`

`\sum_{i=1}^3`

`\sin \theta`

`\boxed{123}`

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TopNewestSay \(f_{n}(x)=x^n\). Then \(f_{1}(n)=x\) \(f_{2}(x)=x^2\), etc.

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Its just a name given to a polynomial.

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It's like any other subscript of any other variable. It just denotes that this is function n out of a family of functions specified by some criteria.

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