# Daily Desmos 8b (Basic)

## Creator

Justin Lanier (@j_lanier)

## Difficulty

Basic

## On to the Challenge!

Remember, one equation–not two!

Can you create the following graph using desmos.com or some other graphing tool? If you’re victorious, leave us a note in the comments when you’re done.

I think I have it. https://www.desmos.com/calculator/u6qa9xj5w7

Awesome! That’s exactly the way I wrote the equation.

Your process looks interesting. Would you annotate the graph you linked, or leave a comment about your thinking process? I’m way curious.

And thanks for playing!

I knew there had to be some type of square-rooting going on to produce two outputs for each input (e.g., a circle; x^2+y^2=1). https://www.desmos.com/calculator/rppvaee4xo

I then finally realized that y^n*x^0=1 produced two parallel lines, but with a slope of zero. It took me forever to figure out how to rotate it. I finally figured out though that it must take place after you find the square root, so the x must be in the parenthesis.