Let's tackle another algebraic concept: composite functions. A composite function is a function within a function. The concept takes two functions, f(x) and g(x), and embeds one function's results...

# Category: Common Terms

Long division and synthetic division are staples in algebra. Some people prefer one over the other. Others would prefer to not use either. Both long division and synthetic division provide a way...

Most functions we have looked at so far have x as the base and some number as the exponent of x. For instance, f(x)=x2, is very common. Now let's switch it up. Exponential functions take on the...

There are all types of ways to describe numbers. We have positive numbers and negative numbers. There are rational and irrational numbers. You get the picture. Most of the ways we use to describe...

Algebra has its many quirks. When you work with polynomials and factoring in algebra, you learn the tips and tricks that can make breaking down larger polynomials into smaller pieces easier. The...

The Difference Between Vertical Asymptotes and Removable Discontinuities

Asymptotes are a vital part of graphing a rational function. They help show the direction the graph moves in and where it is defined and undefined. Removable discontinuities and vertical...