Function, describes a correlation or coincidence between a dependent variable ($Y$) and an independent variable ($X$). The legitimacy of this relationship between the variables is called the "** correspondence rule** ".

Function, describes a correlation or coincidence between a dependent variable ($Y$) and an independent variable ($X$). The legitimacy of this relationship between the variables is called the "** correspondence rule** ".

**The verbal representation of a function expresses the connection between variables verbally, i.e. through a story.**

A typical verbal representation of a function can look like this:

- Assuming that Daniel reads all the books he buys that month, the total number of books Daniel reads per year ($Y$) is a function of the number of books Danny buys each month ($X$).

A tabular representation of a function is a demonstration of the legitimacy of a function using a table of values $X$ (independent variable) and the corresponding values $Y$ (dependent variable).

**In general, a table of values is shown as follows:**

Is the given graph a function?

Examples of exercises on verbal and tabular representation of a function

**$Y$**** is a function of** **$X$**** that corresponds to any value of** **$X$****a number less than it in** **$2$****.**

**$Y=X-2$**

**Solve the equation for each of the numbers of** **$X$**** represented in the following table and place the correct number in**. **$Y$****.**

If $X = 1$, then Y will be equal to ____________

If $X = 13$, then Y will equal ___________ .

A value of $X$ corresponding to $Y = 10,5$ is __________

A value $X$ corresponding to $Y = 0$ is __________

Test your knowledge

Question 1

Is the given graph a function?

Question 2

Is the given graph a function?

Question 3

Is the given graph a function?

**Describe in words the relationship between** **$X$**** e** **$Y$****.**

**Write down which table represents a function and which table does not represent a function**

Do you know what the answer is?

Question 1

Is the given graph a function?

Question 2

Is the given graph a function?

Question 3

Is the given graph a function?

**$Y$**** is a function of** **$X$**** that corresponds to any value of** **$X$****a number that is** **$5$**** times greater than it.**

**$Y=5X$**

Complete the table of values

- If $X = 1$, then $Y$ will equal ____________
- If $X = 13$, then $Y$ will be equal to ____________
- If $Y = 10,5$, then $X$ will be equal to ____________
- If $Y = 0$, then $X$ will be equal to ____________

**$Y$**** is a function of** **$X$**** that corresponds to any value of** **$X$**** a number** **$4$**** times less than it.**

Complete the table of values

- If $X = 1$, then $Y$ will be equal to ____________
- If $X = 13$, then $Y$ will be equal to ____________
- If $Y = 10,5$, then $X$ will be equal to ____________
- If $Y = 0$, then $X$ will be equal to ____________

Check your understanding

Question 1

Determine whether the following table represents a function

Question 2

Determine whether the following table represents a function

Question 3

Determine whether the following table represents a function

**Complete the following table**

- If $X = 10$, then $Y$ will equal ____________
- If $X = -2$, then $Y$ will be equal to ____________
- If $Y = 100$, then $X$ will be equal to ____________
- If $Y = -20$, then $X$ will be equal to ____________

**Answer the following questions (for each example, write a table of values and draw the graph)**

- Write an example of a function whose graph describes it as a continuous graph.
- Write an example of a function whose graph is discrete.

Do you think you will be able to solve it?

Question 1

Determine whether the following table represents a function

Question 2

Determine whether the data in the following table represent a constant function

Question 3

Determine whether the following table represents a function

**The function** **$Y$**** corresponds to any number** **$X$**** that is its root.**

Complete the table of values

- If $X = 1$, then $Y$ will be equal to ____________
- If $X = 13$, then $Y$ will be equal to ____________
- If $Y = 10,5$, then $X$ will be equal to ____________
- If $Y = 0$, then $X$ will be equal to ____________

**The function corresponds to any number** **$X$**** less than** **$3$**** of half the number**

- Complete the table of values

- If $X = 1$, then $Y$ will be equal to ____________
- If $X = 13$, then $Y$ will be equal to ____________
- If $Y = 10,5$, then $X$ will be equal to ____________
- If $Y = 0$, then $X$ will be equal to ____________

Test your knowledge

Question 1

Which of the following equations corresponds to the function represented in the table?

Question 2

Which of the following equations corresponds to the function represented in the table?

Question 3

Is the given graph a function?

**The function** **$Y$**** corresponds to any number** **$X$**** greater in** **$5$**** times the number**

- Complete the table of values

- If $X = 1$, then $Y$ will be equal to ____________
- If $X = 13$, then $Y$ will be equal to ____________
- If $Y = 10,5$, then $X$ will be equal to ____________
- If $Y = 0$, then $X$ will be equal to ____________

**What is a function?**

A function is a relationship between two variables, the variable $Y$ which is called the dependent variable, and the variable $X$, which is called the independent variable, between these two variables there is a correspondence rule; that is, for each value of $X$ there is only one value of $Y$.

**What are the ways of representing a relationship?**

A function can be represented as follows:

- Verbally
- Algebraically
- Table of values (Tabular)
- Graphically.

**How to represent functions step by step?**

Let's see an example of how to represent a function.

**Example:**

Represent the following function in its different forms

**Verbally:**

Let $Y$ be a function of $X$ such that a value of $X$ corresponds to a number increased by $4$

**Algebraically:**

$Y=X+4$

**Table of values:**

We already have the function in algebraic form, now we are going to give values to $X$, to find the value of $Y$, according to the correspondence rule, and these values we are going to register them in a table:

Now we are going to substitute the values of $X$, to register the value that corresponds to $Y$, let's start with

We already know that the algebraic expression of this function is:

$Y=X+4$

Then,

When $X=-4$

$Y=-4+4=0$

When $X=-3$

$Y=-3+4=1$

When $X=-1$

$Y=-1+4=3$

When $X=0$

$Y=0+4=4$

When $X=2$

$Y=2+4=6$

When $X=5$

$Y=5+4=9$

According to this data we are now going to record it in the table

We have represented the function in a table of values.

**Graphically:**

Finally we are going to represent these values in a graph:

We are going to find the pairs of coordinates in the Cartesian plane, and join each point as follows.

We can see that the function in graphical form is a linear function because it forms a straight line.

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Do you know what the answer is?

Question 1

Is the given graph a function?

Question 2

Is the given graph a function?

Question 3

Is the given graph a function?

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