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**Graphing the Function f(x) = x^2**

I plotted 6 different points that satisfied the equation f(x) = x ^{2} starting
with 1 as the value of x.

The curved line would cross the y-axis at the point (0, 0) but this curved line segment
does not show that because the first value of x that I plotted was 1. If I
had started with -1 then the curved line segment would have crossed the y-axis. I thought about how that would look and it would be the reflection of the curve I have plotted with the y-axis as the line of reflection.

This is steep. The values for f(x) get large quite quickly.