# What does if mean for a system of linear equations to be "one-to-one"?

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Mar 28, 2018

#### Answer:

Every range (y-coordinates) corresponds to only one part of the domain (x-coordinates)

#### Explanation:

For example:

x | y

1 | 2

2 | 3

3 | 4

In this table, each y-coordinate is only used once, so it is a one to one function.

To test if a function is one to one you can use the vertical/horizontal line test. This is when you draw a vertical or a horizontal line on the graph if the vertical/horizontal line only touches the graphed line once then it is a one to one function.