## Pologirl19 2 years ago Can someone please help me I am stuck... How do the graphs of y=1/x and y=5/x+6 compare?

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$y_{1}=\frac{1}{x},\ y_{2}=\frac{5}{x+6}$Can you visualize y1 or y2? If so, draw a sketch of the graph(s)

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It might help to think of y2 as$y_{2}=5(\frac{1}{x+6})$

3. Pologirl19

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4. Pologirl19

Thats what my graph is suppose to look like, but I need to know how they compare.

5. blurbendy

is the second one y = (5/x) +6 or y = (5) / (x+6) ?

6. Pologirl19

The second one

7. ZakaullahUET

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8. blurbendy

I think you have the graphs for y = 1/x and y = (5/x) +6 not (5) / (x +6)

9. ZakaullahUET

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10. ZakaullahUET

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11. Pologirl19

It does not say on my graph

12. ZakaullahUET

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13. Pologirl19

^Thats the right graph but how do they compare

14. ZakaullahUET

i showed points on both the graphs when the +6 term comes the graph is moved to the left 6 steps

15. ZakaullahUET

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16. Pologirl19

Oh okay

17. Pologirl19

Well it still doesnt make sense

18. ZakaullahUET

it does both are same things but the one graph is a little wide near the origin and u get y=5 for x=1

19. ZakaullahUET

and then it is moved to the left

20. ZakaullahUET

both are hyperbolas but only thats the difference

21. Pologirl19

well I need an equation

22. ZakaullahUET

u see the magniture of the function increased with multiplying by 5 and graph shifted to the left with the 6

23. ZakaullahUET

magnitude

24. agent0smith

For an equation to compare them... lets call them f1(x) and f2(x) $f _{1}(x) = y _{1} =\frac{ 1 }{ x }$$f_{2}(x) = y _{2} =\frac{ 5 }{ x+6 } = 5\left( \frac{ 1 }{ x+6 } \right)$

25. agent0smith

$f _{2}(x) =5 \times f _{1}(x+6)$