On the Subject of Function Identification

Does this module function as intended?

This needy module will show a random graph of a function upon activation. The defuser’s goal is to find the type of the function from the graph and submit it.

Controlling the module

  • Use the left and right arrows at the bottom of the module to scroll through different types of functions.
  • Click the function type to submit your answer.

The module will deactivate if you guess the function type correctly. Upon an incorrect submit, you will get a strike. The module will not deactivate.

Important information

  • Only the types of functions listed below can appear on the module.
  • Logarithmic functions are always in the form of y=logax, where a>1, to avoid confusion between logarithmic graphs and exponential graphs.
  • Exponential functions are never in the form of y=ax with 0a1, to avoid confusion between logarithmic graphs and exponential graphs.

Types of functions

The module presents the following types of functions:

  • Linear
  • Constant
  • Reciprocal
  • Quadratic
  • Cubic
  • Goniometric
  • Exponential
  • Logarithmic

Other information

  • Graphs can be moved up or down.
  • Graphs can be moved left or right.
  • Graphs can be flipped along the x and/or y axis.
  • There are only 10 graphs of each function type.


Type Example graph Description
Linear Linear function example Graphs of linear functions are straight lines, that go from top-right to bottom-left, or top-left to bottom-right. Their formula is y=ax+b.
Constant Constant function example Graphs of constant functions are straight lines parallel to the x axis. Their formula is y=a.
Reciprocal Reciprocal function example Graphs of reciprocal functions form hyperbolas, which are curves with two parts. Their formula is y=ax+b.
Quadratic Quadratic function example Graphs of quadratic functions are curves called parabolas, which are curves with only one part. Their formula is y=ax2+bx+c.


Type Example graph Description
Cubic Cubic function example Graphs of cubic functions diverge to infinity on one side, and to negative infinity on the other. Their formula is y=ax3+bx2+cx+d.
Goniometric Goniometric function example Graphs of goniometric functions are odd. They are periodic and non-constant. This module takes their inverses as goniometric functions as well. You will not find any exponentially growing goniometric functions in this module. Their formula varies.
Exponential Exponential function example Graphs of exponential functions are curves (there is only one curve) that grow exponentially. Their formula is y=abx+c.
Logarithmic Logarithmic function example Graphs of logarithmic functions are curves very similar to exponential graphs. In fact, logarithmic functions are inverses of exponential functions. Their formula is y=alogbx+c.