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    My maths coursework needs me to distinguish between a function and an equation, and also a root and a solution, and use them in appropriate contexts, but for the life of me I can't wrap my head around them. Can anyone help me understand the difference, preferably with examples?
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    My maths coursework needs me to distinguish between a function and an equation, and also a root and a solution, and use them in appropriate contexts, but for the life of me I can't wrap my head around them. Can anyone help me understand the difference, preferably with examples?
    Not just in maths, but in general, if you are asked about the differences between two things, then make sure you understand the definitions/principles of each one individually, then it may be easier to work out the differences.

    So what are definitions/examples of those 4 individual things?
 
 
 
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