Writing Piecewise Functions

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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In this lesson, you'll learn how to write a piecewise function from a given graph. The instructor breaks down the process into three steps: determining the three equations for the different lines on the graph, finding the constraints for each equation, and putting it all together in a piecewise function format. By the end of the lesson, you'll be able to take any graph and write it out as a piecewise function with ease.

Lesson Description:

How to write a piecewise function from a given graph

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you write a piecewise function from a graph?
  • What is a piecewise function?
  • How do you write the constraints for each equation in a piecewise function?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows how to write a piecewise function when given a graph. Each part of the function definition is written out from the graph. There are 3 different behaviors for the function in 3 different intervals. This is a great lesson for first learning how to write the equations of a piecewise function.