M K.

asked • 11/09/13

Horizontal stretches/compression?

For horizontal compressions, I know you do it if x is greater than 1, but do you divide or multiply the x value by the c value? Why would it be a vertical compression of c?
So if you had f(x)=2x, what would you do with the 2 and the x values?
For horizontal stretches (0<x<1), I basically have the same question. What would you do as far as the c and the x values? Why would it be a vertical compression by c?
So if you had f(x)=1/2x, what would you do with the 1/2 and the x values?
Basically, if you could explain the first answer given and why that would work, that'd be great. Thank you!

1 Expert Answer


Robert J. answered • 11/09/13

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