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4th Edition

James Stewart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337687805

Chapter 1.1, Problem 7E

To determine

Whether the curve is the graph of a function of *x*. If so, find the domain and range of the function.

Expert Solution

The curve is the graph of a function of *x*.

The domain of the function is

Vertical line test states that the curve in the *xy* coordinate plane is the graph of a function of *x* if and only if a vertical line intersects the curve at exactly one point.

Perform the vertical line test for the given graph.

Draw a vertical line such that it passes through the curve as shown below in Figure 1.

The given graph is a piecewise function, in which the open dot indicates that the point is excluded and the closed dot indicates that the point is included in the graph.

Moreover, it is observed from Figure 1 that the vertical line intersects the curve exactly at one point. Therefore, the curve is the graph of a function of *x*.

Since, the domain of a function is the set of all possible *x* values of the graph, the domain of the function is

Since, the range of a function is the set of all possible *y* values of the graph, the range of the function is