My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of a mapping:

  • It is a visual representation of a relation or of a pairing of inputs with outputs.

  • Arrows connect inputs to corresponding outputs.

  • It can be used to quickly determine if a relation is a function.

  • Data from a mapping can also be represented graphically in a table or as a set of ordered pairs.


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The representations below are other ways of pairing inputs with outputs.

overlapping figures

{(3, -1), (3, 0), (5, 1), (5, 5), (7, 3)}

TEKS: 8(5)(G)