# Is (-4,1), (1,-8), (-2,-2) a function?

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(-4,1), (1, -9) and (-2,-2) are just three distinct points.

They are not a function as such, but they could be used to define a function.

Let

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The range

Yes, the set

A function is a set of ordered pairs in which no two pairs have the same first element and different second elements.

This definition, in a way, tells us how a collection of ordered pairs call **fail** to be a function.

The set you asked about has no two pairs with equal first and different second elements. So it is a function.