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Precalculus-Graphs of Common Parent Functions

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What is a "parent function"?
The simplest function of a family of functions that preserves the definition (or shape) of the entire family. A function before any transformations occur.
What does the graph of a "constant function" look like?

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f(x)=c

"c" stands for some constant.
What does the graph of an "identity function" look like?

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f(x)=x
What does the graph of an "absolute value function" look like?

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f(x)=|x|
What does the graph of a "square root function" look like?

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What does the graph of a "squaring function" look like?

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What does the graph of a "cubing function" look like?

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What does the graph of a "reciprocal function" look like?

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What does the graph of a "exponential function" look like?

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a>1
What does the graph of a "cube root function" look like?

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