Definition:Real Function/Definition 1
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Let $S \subseteq \R$ be a subset of the set of real numbers $\R$.
Suppose that, for each value of the independent variable $x$ of $S$, there exists a corresponding value of the dependent variable $y$.
Then the dependent variable $y$ is a (real) function the independent variable $x$.
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