# Prealgebra Name: __________________________

Comparing functions Period: __________
You may have to click “View as Java applet” at the very bottom of the page and give permission to run
the program.

1. Is the red graph linear or nonlinear?

2. Is the blue graph linear or nonlinear?

3. Move the slider labeled “a.”
1) What happens to the red graph when a gets bigger?

2) What happens to the red graph when a is negative?

3) What happens to the blue graph when a gets bigger?

4) What happens to the blue graph when a is negative?

5) On the left hand side of the screen, you should see two equations (red and blue). How do
those equations change when you move the slider?

4. Move the slider labeled “b.”
1) What happens to the red graph when b gets bigger?

2) What happens to the red graph when b is negative?

3) What happens to the blue graph when b gets bigger?

4) What happens to the blue graph when b is negative?

5) On the left hand side of the screen, you should see two equations (red and blue). How do
those equations change when you move the slider?