Question #8e1cb

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Feb 20, 2017

Answer:

No. To be a function, the relation must have a single, unique value of #y# for any given value of #x#. This is not the case here.

Explanation:

Some people call this the vertical line test. If you draw a vertical line through the graph of the relation, it must intersect the curve at only one place. For an inequality, there is an infinite number of possible values for #y# that satisfy the relation for any given value of #x#.