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Function notation
is a way to represent equations algebraically that makes it more efficient to recognize the independent and dependent variables
exponential functions
includes functions of the form f(x)= a * bx, where a and b are real numbers, and b is greater than 0 but is not equal to 1.
linear piecewise functions
includes functions that have an equation that changes for different parts, or pieces, of the domain.
increasing function
when both the independent and dependent variables of a function increase across the entire domain, the function is
absolute maximum
if there is a point on its graph that has a y coordinate that is greater than the y-coordinates of every other point on the graph
function family
is a group of functions that share certain characteristics
linear absolute value functions
includes functions of the form f(x) = a|x + b| + c, where a, b, and c are real numbers, an da is not equal to 0.
decreasing function
when the dependent variable of a function decreases as the independent variable increases across the entire domain, the function is called a
quadratic
includes functions of the form f(x) = ax2 + bx + c, where a, b, and c are real numbers, and a is not equal to 0
linear function
functions of the form f(x) = ax + b, where a and b are real numbers, and a is not equal to 0
constant function
if the dependent variable of a function does not change or remains constant over the entire domain, then the function is called
absolute minimum
if there is a point on its graph that has a y-coordinate that is less than the y-coordinates of every other point on the graph.