FUNCTIONS - Identifying Functions from Tables

FUNCTIONS - Identifying Functions from Tables

Author: Kate Sidlo

By the end of this tutorial students will be able to identify if a table shows a function using the definition of a function.

Students will be able to check their assumption by plotting the points/graphing the equation and using the vertical line test.

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FUNCTIONS - Identifying Functions from Tables

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FUNCTION: A relationship where every input has one and only one output

INPUT: A term or number that is plugged into a relationship; the x-variable in an ordered pair

RELATIONSHIP: A comparison of terms, variables, and/or numbers (typically an equation or inequality)

OUTPUT: A term or number that is the answer or solution to a relationship; the y-variable in an ordered pair

VERTICAL LINE TEST: A test that uses vertical lines to check if a graph is a function. Each vertical line can intersect a graph only once for a graph to be a function.