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haileypalmer
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.
It's confusing huh?
are you sure that 2 after the () is supposed to be there? non-standard form, that.
Yes, it is squared! sorry i should have put ^2
ah.. a parabola then. Yeah, then do as khan said: graph that equation and compare it to the parent function, y = x^2
How would I begin to graph it, do I have to distribute -2 into the parentheses?
no, it is in "vertex form" everything you need is in the equation as is.
y=a(x-h)^2 +k the 'a' is an "amplifier" and stretches the graph. (h,k) are the coordinates of the vertex.
easiest way to see the translation is to compare the coordinates, (h,k) with the origin, (0,0)
Okay, great! Thank you so much!!