Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 4 - An Introduction to Functions - 4-3 Patterns and Nonlinear Functions - Standardized Test Prep - Page 251: 23



Work Step by Step

Graphing this function shows that it is nonlinear so it eliminates A and C. By plugging in the values we see that function B fits the graph. Another way to do this is that the function graph looks like a parabola and looks like the graph of $ y= x^{2} $ but only shifted down and function B is a $ y= x^{2} $ graph shifted down.
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