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Relations and Functions
Vocabulary
Fill in the definitions.
Word  Definition 
Relation  _______________________________________________________ 
Function  _______________________________________________________ 
In your own words, describe the difference between a relation and a function.
What are the requirements for a relation to be a function?
Practice
Determine if each relation is a function and explain why:
Representation  Example 
Is it a function? Why? 

Set of ordered pairs  (1,3), (2,4), (3,3), (4,19) (a subset of the ordered pairs for this function)  
Equation 


Graph 

Answer the following questions:
 Can a function definition be written in the form
x=3y instead ofy=3x ?  Is it mandatory for a function to have both an input and an output?
 Give an example of a relation that is not a function, and explain why it is not a function.
Determine if each relation is a function:
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3)
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5)
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