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# The cost for tuition for three credit hours of a history class is related to the charge per credit hour. Is this a function? ⚑ Flag

by Heather087 at February 21, 2011

The short definition for a function states that for every input there is EXACTLY one output.  There doesn't even have to be a formula.  Here, the input is the number of hours, and the output is the cost.  If you assume that there will not be multiple charges for the same 3hours of class, then yes, this is a function.  If you want to argue that, based on student loans, scholarships, and other financial aid, different students pay different rates, then this is NOT a function.  Since we have no numbers or context, it's unclear.

jhertz February 21, 2011

I say yes.  The function would probably read something like: t = 3x + f Where t is the total cost for tuition, x is the cost per credit hour, and f is the amount of flat fees assessed.

TeacherDenBraber February 21, 2011

since tuition depends on number of credit hours , this is a function

chitra003 February 22, 2011