Write an equation to construct a function whose graph is like that of y=x^2, except for pieces removed for values between 2 and 5, and 7 and 8.
Actually, the above equation doesnt quite come out correctly, I beleive it has the gaps in the proper places, but I dont think it returns parabolic looking graph otherwise. Its allot to type into a calculator though, so I could've made syntax errors. I think its a step in the right direction though.
EDIT:
I regraphed the above equation, and it looks just like the parabola y=x^2 except for gaps on the intervals
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I stand by my first equation I posted