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Maple Resource Center

Welcome to the Empire State College Maple Resource Center. The purpose of this guide is to help you learn how to use Maple for your course work. The Maplesoft website and the Maple Portal installed with your Maple software on your computer contain much

Enter a Function

Entering or creating a function in Maple is a basic skill to learn early on.  When first starting to learn Maple, users often struggle with using the correct syntax.  Note that Maple is a programming language and there is a need to write commands in the correct format (syntax).  In math, we would write  f(x) = 3x + 5  to describe a particular function that is a line with slope of 3 and y-intercept of 5.  In math, we would then write f(0) to evaluate the function f when x = 0.

Here is an example on entering a function.


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Example of Entering a Function

Image of entering a function