Stitz-Zeager_College_Algebra_e-book

Stitz-Zeager_College_Algebra_e-book

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Unformatted text preview: aph at most once, so we have that the graph of S2 passes the Vertical Line Test. Thus it describes y as a function of x. y 4 3 2 1 x −1 −1 S1 and the line x = 1 Suppose a relation F describes y as a function of x. The sets of x- and y -coordinates are given special names. Definition 1.5. Suppose F is a relation which describes y as a function of x. • The set of the x-coordinates of the points in F is called the domain of F . • The set of the y -coordinates of the points in F is called the range of F . We demonstrate finding the domain and range of functions given to us either graphically or via the roster method in the following example. Example 1.4.4. Find the domain and range of the following functions 1. F = {(−3, 2), (0, 1), (4, 2), (5, 2)} 2. G is the function graphed below: 1.4 Introduction to Functions 37 y 4 3 2 1 −1 1 x −1 The graph of G Solution. The domain of F is the set of the x-coordinates of the points in F : {−3, 0, 4, 5} and the range of F is the set of the y -coordinates: {1, 2}.2 To determine the domain and range of G, we need t...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2013 for the course MATH Algebra taught by Professor Wong during the Fall '13 term at Chicago Academy High School.

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