Math Definitions - Letter P

Power Function

Definition of Power Function

Definition of Power Function

A power function is equal to a constant times a power of \(x\).

Some examples of power functions include \(y = x^3\), \(y = 5x^4\), \(y = 3x^9\) and \(y = 5x^{-2}\).

Some other examples of power functions are shown on the graph.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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