# Parent Function in Math: Definition & Examples Video

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### Which of the following functions does NOT belong to the family of quadratic functions (functions with highest exponent equal to 2)?

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### 2. The following graph shows the graphs of four different functions. Which of the functions shown are part of the family with parent function y = x (labeled A in the graph)?

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Parent functions are an important algebraic concept. Take this interactive quiz to see if you can identify families of functions that go with a given parent function using both graphs and equations.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice questions will test you on:

• Families of quadratic, exponential and square root functions
• What a parent function is
• Picking out function families using a graph

## Skills Practiced

• Critical thinking - apply what you know about parent functions to graphs of function families and to a problem about square root functions
• Problem solving - given a particular parent function, solve problems about its function family
• Defining key concepts - choose characteristics that define the mathematical term 'parent function'

If you'd like to learn more about parent functions and function families, consult the corresponding lesson called Parent Function in Math: Definition & Examples. Use this lesson to review:

• The relationship between a parent function and those in its function family
• Types of transformations that can happen to a parent function
• An example of how to find the parent function given a cubic equation
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