Using Nonlinear Functions in Real Life Situations


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Which of the following statements is true?

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1. Which of the following real-world situations would best be modeled by a non-linear function?

2. The graphs of various functions are described. Which of them is NOT a non-linear function?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you comprehend about nonlinear functions in real life via this worksheet/quiz. You'll be quizzed on areas of study that include a true statement(s) about the characteristic(s) of nonlinear functions and a situation where they would be most appropriately applied in the real world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Study with these topics in mind:

  • Graphs that describe nonlinear functions
  • Calculating the number of bacteria that have grown over time using a nonlinear model
  • Speed of a car that is modeled after a nonlinear function

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve nonlinear function practice problems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about nonlinear functions in the real world in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristic(s) of nonlinear functions

Additional Learning

Study more of the mathematical concept of nonlinear functions with the lesson named Using Nonlinear Functions in Real Life Situations. These areas of study will be defined:

  • How to use nonlinear functions to calculate the shape and size of a pendant
  • What a nonlinear function actually is
  • Linear functions and how they are calculated
  • Types of nonlinear functions for real-life situations