Example 3

Use the vertical line test to determine if each relation is a function.
  1. Pass a vertical line over the figure in Graph A. Notice that the line crosses two points on the figure at the same time. The relation is not a function.
  2. Pass a vertical line over the curve in Graph B. Notice that at any time the vertical line only crosses 1 point on the curve at a time. The relation is a function.
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