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    What is a parent function?

    (x^3+x^2-6x)/(x^2+2x-8)

    it's asking me to find the "parent function" of that ^ and such term is not listed in my book and not in many places on line. help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iqbalkhan9 View Post
    (x^3+x^2-6x)/(x^2+2x-8)

    it's asking me to find the "parent function" of that ^ and such term is not listed in my book and not in many places on line. help?
    Examples of parent functions:
    Constant
    Linear
    Quadratic
    ....

    I think the parent function of that would be Cubic.
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