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1-70.

Selected values of a continuous even function are shown below.

 $x$ $0$ $1$ $2$ $3$ $f(x)$ $0$ $2$ $4$ $6$
1. What are $f\left(-1\right)$$f\left(-2\right)$, and $f\left(-3\right)$?

Defintion of an even function: $f(−a) = f(a)$.

Since $f(1) = 2$ then, by definition, $f(−1) = 2$ as well.

2. Sketch a possible graph of the function on the domain $–3 ≤ x ≤ 3$.

3. Sketch another possible graph of the function on the domain $−3 ≤ x ≤ 3$.

There are many ways to connect the points, just make sure you maintain symmetry over the $y$-axis.

4. Can the graph be a quadratic function? If so, write a possible equation for the function. If not, explain why not.

Can you draw a parabola through all of these points? Give it a try.

Use the eTool below to view the graphs of some possible functions.
Click the link at right for the full version of the eTool: Calc 1-70 HW eTool