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- Identify the lessons in the Big Ideas Math Radical Functions & Equations chapter with which you need help.
- Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
- Watch fun videos that cover the radical functions and equations topics you need to learn or review.
- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.
Students will learn:
- What radical functions are
- How to graph radical functions
- Radical equation transformations
- Steps for solving radical equations
- How to solve radical equations with two radical terms
- The steps involved in finding inverse functions
- How to graph inverse functions
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1. What is a Radical Function? - Definition, Equations & Graphs
Radical functions operate very differently than regular functions. This lesson covers the definitions, equations, and graphs that you will need to know to be successful with radical functions.
2. Transformations of Radical Equations
This lesson will provide examples of radical graphs and equations. This lesson provides detailed explanations for how to determine the types of transformations that have occurred from a parent graph by looking at the equation only.
3. Solving Radical Equations: Steps and Examples
Solving radical equations is not any more difficult than solving other algebraic equations. This lesson will show you how to solve equations containing a square root and give some real-world examples.
4. Solving Radical Equations with Two Radical Terms
Solving equations with two radical terms takes some patience and care, but it really is not difficult. This lesson will show you the steps to solve these more complicated equations plus give you some examples to follow.
5. Inverse Functions
Inverse functions are two functions that do exactly opposite things. Check out this lesson to learn about how to write inverse functions, find inverse functions, and predict whether or not they exist.
6. Understanding and Graphing the Inverse Function
If you use a function to map a to b, is there a way to go back from b to a again? Learn how to find and graph inverse functions so that you can turn a into b and back into a.
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Other chapters within the Big Ideas Math Algebra 1: Online Textbook Help course
- Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 - Chapter 1: Solving Linear Equations
- Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 - Chapter 2: Solving Linear Inequalities
- Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 - Chapter 3: Graphing Linear Functions
- Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 - Chapter 4: Writing Linear Functions
- Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 - Chapter 5: Solving Systems of Linear Equations
- Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 - Chapter 6: Exponential Functions & Sequences
- Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 - Chapter 7: Polynomial Equations & Factoring
- Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 - Chapter 8: Graphing Quadratic Functions
- Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 - Chapter 9: Solving Quadratic Equations
- Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 - Chapter 11: Data Analysis & Displays