Discussion

In the real world, functions are mathematical representations of input-output situations.

A vending machine is one such example. The input is the money combined with the

selected button. The output is the product.

Here is another example: The formula for converting a temperature from Fahrenheit to

Celsius is a function expressed as:

C = (5/9)*(F – 32), where F is the Fahrenheit temperature and C is the Celsius temperature.

If it is 77 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenix Arizona, then what is the equivalent temperature

on the Celsius thermometer?

Our input is 77.

C = (5/9)*(77 – 32)

C = (5/9)*(45)

C = 25

The equivalent temperature is 25 degrees Celsius.

To complete the Discussion activity, please do the following:

● Choose your own function

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