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R
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f(x) = [x]

[x] is the greatest integer less than or equal to x

[0] = 0

[0.0001] = 0

[0.1] = 0

[0.9999] = 0

[1] = 1

[1.01] = 1

[1.2] = 1

[1.99] = 1

[1.9999999] = 1

[2] = 2

[2.0001] = 2

[2.2] = 2

[2.999] = 2

[3] = 3

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For negative numbers
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[–0.1]
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Since it is greatest integer less than or equal to x

Integers less than – 0.1 = –1, –2, –3

Greatest Integer less than – 0.1 = –1

∴ [–0.1] = –1

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[–
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0.5]
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Since it is greatest integer less than or equal to x

Integers less than – 0.5 = –1, –2, –3

Greatest Integer less than – 0.5 = –1

∴ [–0.5] = –1

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[–0.999]
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Since it is greatest integer less than or equal to x

Integers less than – 0.999 = –1, –2, –3

Greatest Integer less than – 0.999 = –1

∴ [–0.999] = –1

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[–1]
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[–1] = –1

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[–1.1]
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Since it is greatest integer less than or equal to x

Integers less than – 1.1 = –2, –3, –4

Greatest Integer less than –1.1 = –2

∴ [–1.1] = –2

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[–1.999]
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Since it is greatest integer less than or equal to x

Integers less than –1.999 = –2, –3, –4

Greatest Integer less than –1.999 = –2

∴ [–1.999] = –2

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[–2]
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[–2] = –2

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Now, let us draw the graph
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[0] = 0, [0.0001] = 0, [0.1] = 0, [0.9999] = 0, [1] = 1

So,
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for 0 ≤ x < 1, f(x) = 0
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[1] = 1, [1.01] = 1, [1.2] = 1, [1.99] = 1, [1.9999999] = 1, [2] = 2

So,
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for 1 ≤ x < 2, f(x) = 1
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[2] = 2, [2.0001] = 2, [2.2] = 2, [2.999] = 2, [3] = 3

So,
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for 2 ≤ x < 3, f(x) = 2
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[–0.1] = –1, [–0.5] = –1, [–0.999] = –1, [–1] = –1

So,
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for –1 ≤ x < 0, f(x) = –1
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[–1.1] = –1, [–1.999] = –2, [–2] = –2

So,
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for –2 ≤ x < –1, f(x) = –2
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To summarise,

For 0 ≤ x < 1, f(x) = 0

For 1 ≤ x < 2, f(x) = 1

For 2 ≤ x < 3, f(x) = 2

For –1 ≤ x < 0, f(x) = –1

For –2 ≤ x < –1, f(x) = –2

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Domain
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= All values of x = R

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Range
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= All values of y

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Since y will
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Range = All Integers =
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Z
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