# Graph of a function

Functions can be graphically displayed in a coordinate system just like relations.

Each pair of numbers belonging to the function determines a **point** in the coordinate system. The set of all points is called the **graph of a function**.

### Remember

**x is always first, and then y**.

### Example

Given is the following function $f(x)=\frac12x+2$.

If the domain is $D=\{-4,-2,0,2,4\}$, then the graph only consists of five points $(-4|0)$, $(-2|1)$, $(0|2)$, $(2|3)$ and $(4|4)$.

If the domain includes all rational numbers $D=\mathbb{Q}$, then the graph has an infinite amount of ordered pairs and thus forms a line:

### Hint

**graph of a function**with the function itself! Those are two diffrent terms.

## Recognizing a graph of a function

A function is a clear allocation of points, so each x-value is assigned to exactly one y-value.

How can it be recognized whether a graph is a graph of a function or not?

### Remember

### Example

A valid graph of a function would be:

The following example is **not a graph of a function**, because the x-values are assigned to two y-values.