# Relation

## Topic

Functions and Relations

## Definition

A relation is a set of ordered pairs, where each element from one set is paired with an element from another set.

## Description

Relations are fundamental in mathematics because they describe associations between sets of values. A relation can be represented as a set of ordered pairs, a table, or a graph. For example, the relation {(1,2), (2,3), (3,4)} pairs elements from the first set with elements from the second set. Relations are used in various fields, including databases for data organization and in mathematics for understanding functions. Understanding relations is essential for analyzing data, solving equations, and applying mathematical concepts 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 2014 definition, function, relations, glossary terms