Week 13-Graphing Reciprocal Functions

The thing to remember about reciprocals, is that if you are to reciprocate a small number (less than 1) it would get bigger (ie 0.01 will become 100/1), but if you reciprocate a bigger number (more than 1), it will get smaller (ie 5, will become 1/5). And so when you graph a reciprocal function, it leaves us with quite an interesting result.

The reason this happens is because the further, you move left or right along the x-axis, the larger X gets, but because it is a reciprocal function, it shows up on the graph as getting smaller and smaller, and the y value gets smaller and smaller, but it still never hits 0. But when you go up or down the y-axis, the x value has the same pattern on the other side, but it still never hits zero, which gives us that space at the origin.

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