## haileypalmer 3 years ago Please help, I'm so lost when it comes to this question..... :( "Which statement describes the translation of the graph of y = -2(x - 3)2 + 5 from standard position?" a) Moved up and to the right. b) Moved up and to the left. c) Moved down and to the right. d) Moved down and to the left.

1. Abbie23

Hmmmmmm

2. haileypalmer

It's confusing huh?

3. saifoo.khan

Nope.

4. saifoo.khan

Try graphing.

5. CliffSedge

are you sure that 2 after the () is supposed to be there? non-standard form, that.

6. haileypalmer

Yes, it is squared! sorry i should have put ^2

7. CliffSedge

ah.. a parabola then. Yeah, then do as khan said: graph that equation and compare it to the parent function, y = x^2

8. haileypalmer

How would I begin to graph it, do I have to distribute -2 into the parentheses?

9. CliffSedge

no, it is in "vertex form" everything you need is in the equation as is.

10. CliffSedge

y=a(x-h)^2 +k the 'a' is an "amplifier" and stretches the graph. (h,k) are the coordinates of the vertex.

11. CliffSedge

easiest way to see the translation is to compare the coordinates, (h,k) with the origin, (0,0)

12. haileypalmer

Okay, great! Thank you so much!!