﻿ Reading Information from the Graph of a Function

# READING INFORMATION FROM THE GRAPH OF A FUNCTION

• PRACTICE (online exercises and printable worksheets)

Suggested Review:   Graphs of Functions from the Algebra II curriculum

You must be able to read a wide variety of information from the graph of a function:

• function values
• function values on lines between two known points
• domain of the function (using correct set notation)
• range of the function (using correct set notation)
• where the function increases/decreases/is constant
• sets of inputs for which the output has specified properties

EXAMPLE:

The graph of a function $\,f\,$ is given below. $f(0) = 10$

$f(1) = 0$

$f(2.03) = -10$

$\text{dom}(f) = [-2,3)$

$\text{ran}(f) = [-10,20)$

$f$ increases on $[-2,0)$

$f$ decreases on $[0,2]$

$f$ is constant on $[2,3)$

$\{x\ |\ f(x) = 10\} = \{-2,0\}$

$\{t\ |\ f(t) \gt 0\} = [-2,1)$

How can we tell this is the graph of a function?   It passes the vertical line test.
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