Ana B.

asked • 11/16/12

What's the transformation of y=(x-3)^2+4?

Which way will the graph move?

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Kathye P. answered • 11/16/12

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Michael B.

One note - the 'vertical stretch' coefficient should be applied outside the parentheses.  Putting a coeffient inside the parentheses will also create a vertical stretch, but it will also have other [possibly undesirable] effects such as additional horizontal translation and horizontal stretching/compression (it depends on how you look at it).



Kathye P.

You're right - I wanted to mention the information about the coefficient's effect on the graph, but it was not worded well. I'll clarify that.



Robert J. answered • 11/16/12

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