# Graphs of Functions

## Topic

Functions and Relations

## Definition

Graphs of functions are visual representations of the relationship between input values and output values of a function.

## Description

Graphs of functions are essential tools in mathematics for visualizing how a function behaves. They provide a clear picture of the relationship between the input and output values, making it easier to analyze and interpret the function. For example, the graph of

f(x) = x2

is a parabola that opens upwards. Graphs are used in various fields, including economics, engineering, and natural sciences, to model and predict behavior. Understanding graphs of functions is crucial for solving equations, analyzing trends, and applying mathematical models to real-world scenarios.

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Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.B.5, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.C.7, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.BF.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.BF.B.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.BF.B.4 6 - 9 Algebra     • Functions and Relations         • Relations and Functions 2021 definition, function, relations, glossary terms