Hornsby, Lial, Rockswold’s Graphical Approach to College Algebra 6th edition (PDF) covers functions through a consistent 4 part analytical process that asks college students to:
1) Examine the nature of the graph
2) Solve a typical equation graphically and analytically
3) Solve the related inequality graphically and analytically, and finally,
4) Apply graphical and analytic methods to solve an application of that class of function.
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