Function Application for the Real World


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What is the definition of a function?

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1. Which of the following can be used to represent a function?

2. Suppose a company sells kids bicycles. The company's profit can be represented by the function shown, where x is the number of bikes sold. If the company sells 150 bicycles, what is the company's profit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The subject of this quiz and worksheet combination is the use of functions in the real world. Questions will address the definition of a function along with some practice problems involving real-world events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to see the topics below mentioned in the quiz questions:

  • Tools to represent functions
  • Using a function to determine the profit in a given example about selling bicycles
  • Employing a function to find the enrollment of a class
  • Applying a function to determine how many miles you've driven in a given example

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can properly give a definition for a function
  • Problem solving - use what you know to solve practice problems involving real-life scenarios
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about tools to represent functions

Additional Learning

For some extra practice with functions, open the lesson titled Function Application for the Real World. Inside, you can find more examples and practice problems that involve applying functions to the situations below:

  • Different outfits
  • Birthdays
  • Baking cupcakes