Relations and Functions in math 10C

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Did you know that we are surrounded by mathematical relations and functions? For example, the relationship between speed and fuel consumption and  the relationship between the distance of a projector from a wall and the size of the words on the board are just 2 examples of relations. When you have a special relation for which every element of the independent variable corresponds to only one element of the dependent variable we call the relation a function. Math 10C students learned to recognize functions using the Vertical Line Test: If a vertical line intersects the graph in more than 2 points, the graph is not a function. Neat eh?