Nonlinear Function: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following functions are nonlinear functions?

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1. Which of the following functions are linear functions?

2. Which of the following graphs are graphs of nonlinear functions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of nonlinear functions. Check if you understand how to define a nonlinear function and test your skills in applying the mathematical rules of such functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz, test your understanding of:

  • The difference between a linear and nonlinear function
  • How to identify graphs of nonlinear functions
  • Using coordinate points to determine if a function is nonlinear

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a nonlinear function problem
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as linear and nonlinear functions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nonlinear functions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about nonlinear functions

Additional Learning

To learn more about nonlinear functions, review the accompanying lesson called Nonlinear Function: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define nonlinear and linear functions
  • Review what makes a function linear, both in equation and graph form
  • Contrast linear and nonlinear functions, most notably regarding slope
  • Identify examples of nonlinear functions
  • Learn how to prove that a function is nonlinear