This equation states that for non-negative input values the top equation is used and for negative input values, the bottom equation is used.
For example, for an input of x = 3, the output is 3 + 2 = 5 and therefore the point (3, 5) is on the graph. However, for an input of x = –2, the output is
= 16 and therefore the point (–2, 16) is on the graph. Use various other input values and sketch a graph of this piecewise function.
Complete the table in the eTool below to create a graph of the piecewise function.
Click the link at right for the full version of the eTool: Int1 10-84 HW eTool.