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FUNCTIONS WITH SETS OF DATA: INPUT/OUTPUT TABLES

This guide illustrates how to use an input/output table when given any type of function. In addition, this guide uses formulas and concepts to create models representing a given set of data.

INTRODUCTION

There are many ways to create a graph to represent a function. One of the most applicable ways is to create an input/output table. An input/output table can be applied to any function. The table will create as many coordinates you need. After that, you can plot those points and create a graph. These graphs can help you predict the future of your restaurant or company or help you make vital decisions that could affect the people that work for you.

WHY INPUT/OUTPUT TABLES ARE IMPORTANT

Input/Output tables are very useful for modeling a set of data. They can be used to create a model, graph/visual, and predict future questions.

For example, what would our profit be next year? Input/Output tables can create graphs, which can make running a business much easier and more efficient.

EXAMPLES OF AN INPUT/OUTPUT TABLE

Above is a blank input/output table. We can select any x-values we want. Plug those values into the function. Our answer will be the output or y-values. These input and output values create coordinates. We can graph these coordinates.

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WHAT DOES AN INPUT/OUTPUT TABLE LOOK LIKE?

REAL LIFE EXAMPLE

Here is a real life example of what an input/output table would create. 

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