One way to graph an equation is by use of a data table. A data table is a list of x-values and their corresponding y-values. To make a data table, draw two columns. Label one column x and the other column y. Then list the x-values -2, - 1, 0, 1, 2 in the x column: Data Table -- Step 1 Next, plug each value of x into the equation and solve for y.

Vireo distillate syringeAbout: Beyond simple math and grouping (like "(x+2)(x-4)"), there are some functions you can use as well. Look below to see them all. They are mostly standard functions written as you might expect.

Notice from the table that: the output values are positive for all values of x; as x increases, the output values increase without bound; as x decreases, the output values grow smaller, approaching zero; The graph below shows the exponential growth function [latex]f\left(x\right)={2}^{x}[/latex].