On a piece of notebook paper or in your notes, answer the following:
Classify each function described below as discrete or continuous, and explain your reasoning.
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- For which class of function, discrete or continuous, is it more likely that the domain would be described by a list?
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discrete
- For which class of function, discrete or continuous, is it more likely that the domain would be described by an interval?
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Continuous, because an interval means that all values in the interval would be included, not just whole numbers or list of objects.
Classify each function as discrete or continuous, then identify the range of each function.
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