Domain and Range on a Graphical Perspective

Two weeks ago, I  discussed the basic concepts of domain and range which I presented in an ‘algebraic way.’ In this post, I would like to discuss these concepts from a graphical perspective.

The domain of a function x is the set of points on the x-axis where if a vertical line is drawn, it will hit a point on the graph. Take for instance, in the linear function f(x) = 2x,  we are sure that we can always hit a point wherever we draw a vertical line. In algebraic explanation, we can always find an f(x) for every x. Therefore, we can conclude the that domain of f is the set of real numbers. On the other hand, if we draw a horizontal line and it hits the graph, then it is part of the range of the graph. Clearly, the range of the f is also the set of real numbers.

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