## anonymous 3 years ago will give medal to whoever helps... The functions f(x) and g(x) are described below. f(x) = 2x + 9 g(x) = 2x - 15 The graph of g(x) is obtained by shifting down the graph of f(x) by _____ units.

1. anonymous

The graphs are shifted vertically. The find the distance shifted, calculate the difference between the y-intercepts of each function.

2. anonymous

so your saying calculate the -15 -9 ?

3. anonymous

Pretty much; it's really $\left| -15-9 \right|$

4. anonymous

-24 units

5. anonymous

The absolute value of -24 is 24. And 24 is the amount of units shifted down.

6. anonymous

so its just 24 for the answer right?

7. anonymous

Yes, that's what I would say because of how the question is worded.

8. anonymous

Thank you