Reciprocal Functions: Definition, Examples & Graphs


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1. What is the general form of a reciprocal function?

2. What are the vertical and horizontal asymptotes of the reciprocal function g(x) = 1 / (x - 7) + 23?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet/quiz to find out how much you know about reciprocal functions. For the quiz, you'll be answering questions on subjects like the reciprocal of a function and its general form.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will assess your grasp of these topics:

  • The vertical and horizontal asymptotes of a given reciprocal function
  • How to identify points on a graph of a reciprocal function
  • How to name the parts of that type of graph

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve reciprocal function practice problems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about functions in a different light, like what a function's reciprocal function is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the points and parts of a graph of a reciprocal function

Additional Learning

Use the lesson named Reciprocal Functions: Definition, Examples & Graphs for more information on the following study points:

  • Examples of a reciprocal function
  • Formula for calculating a reciprocal function
  • Reciprocal function characteristics as viewed on a graph
  • The steps to graphing these functions