# Obfuscation Challenge #1 (Basic -> Advanced)

## obfuscate

ob·fus·cate \ˈäb-fə-ˌskāt; äb-ˈfəs-ˌkāt, əb-\: to make (something) more difficult to understand

Challenge: Can you create the following graph?

Rules: You may not repeat any previous answer.

## 24 thoughts on “Obfuscation Challenge #1 (Basic -> Advanced)”

1. y=(x^3+x)/(x^2+1)

2. Lincoln I says:

It looks like y=x

And it is! Can you come up with a different function that has the same graph?

3. y=2(1/2(x)-1/2) + 1. Not very creative, but definitely not the same as y=x.

1. Doug says:

Would that create holes at x = (2n+1)(pi/2), for n integer?

4. Doug says:

Theta = pi/4 in polar form

5. Obfuscated y=x, I took the graph of the normal curve, shifted it right, reduced the standard deviation, took the derivative of the curve and found the equation for the line tangent to the curve at the point below. I think it works.
https://www.desmos.com/calculator/ldp8mnypnt

6. Laila says:

y=x^(x^0)

Nicely done Laila!

1. Doug says:

Would that yield a removable discontinuity at (0,0)?

7. Jim says: