What are Piecewise Functions?


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Which of the following is NOT a piecewise function?

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Evaluate the following piecewise function for x = 0 and x = 5.

f(x) = 2x - 3, x < 0

f(x) = x² - 1, x = 0

f(x) = x + 3, x > 0


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The extensive applications of piecewise functions are used in a variety of mathematical formulas. This lesson quiz and worksheet form a complementary pair of resources that you will have at your disposal to fully grasp all of the relevant details concerning this lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test you on:

  • Formulas of piecewise functions
  • Identifying variables
  • Mathematical evaluation techniques
  • Real-world applications

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will gauge your skills in:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding calculations and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve piecewise function practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various formulas

Additional Learning

To fully grasp all of the concepts, take some time to review the lesson What are Piecewise Functions?. This lesson will help you complete the following objectives:

  • Distinguish parts of a problem
  • Apply skills to real-life situations
  • Understand complex formulas
  • Evaluate piecewise functions in math problems