Alyssa R.

asked • 06/25/19

Rational Functions

How are rational functions similar to linear, quadratic, or exponential functions? How are they different? When are these similarities or differences important when looking for intersections between rational functions and other types of functions? 

Kevin E.

The key to answering this exercises to examine the graphs of each type of function. Things to consider when discussing the similarities are: continuity of the graphs, the one to one nature of a function, etc. When discussing the differences, one can look at the equations in addition to the graphs. These equations describe what happens to each type of function over a specific range of x. For example, a line has a constant rate of change, but does a quadratic? Ask these questions of yourself as you approach the exercise.


1 Expert Answer


Paul M. answered • 06/26/19

5 (18)

BS Mathematics, MD

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