Modeling & Graphing Real-World Situations

Grades 9-12 / Math / Functions

Common Core State Standards




High School: Functions: Interpreting Functions


Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context


Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes. For example, if the function h(n) gives the number of person-hours it takes to assemble n engines in a factory, then the positive integers would be an appropriate domain for the function.

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