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ybarrap
  • ybarrap
Have you graphed them?
ybarrap
  • ybarrap
The 6 in the second graphs "pushes" the graph upwards. the 5 in 5/x reduces the "steepness" of the graph of 1/x. Does that make sense? This might help - http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y%3D1%2Fx+%2Cy%3D5%2Fx%2B6 Look what happens in an extreme case when instead of 5/x we use 50/x - http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y%3D1%2Fx+%2Cy%3D50%2Fx%2B6 The slope of 1/x looks almost like a "corner" now.
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry about that, went afk, the question doesn't have them nor ask for them to be graphed

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anonymous
  • anonymous
should I?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I suppose I need to
ybarrap
  • ybarrap
It's ALWAYS a good practice to do that. You will gain much more insight, even if the question is not asked.
anonymous
  • anonymous
looking at them from your link, what's the difference i'm supposed to be seeing?
ybarrap
  • ybarrap
You see that the one with the 1/x term is much more like a "corner" than the 5/x term. When we use something like 50/x instead of 5/x, you see this effect even better. When you add a constant to an equation, it's like putting it on a ladder -- it lifts up the equation.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I got a 2/3 on this question for saying "These graphs combare by 5/x stretching out the graph five times more and the 6 makes it reach 6 unites higher while the other equation only stretches by 1 and nothing more." what did I do wrong?
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry to cut you off there, I see what you mean
anonymous
  • anonymous
I also said combare instead of compare
anonymous
  • anonymous
any input?
ybarrap
  • ybarrap
The graph y = 5/x + 6 has a smaller slope and is offset upward by 6 units compared to the y=1/x
anonymous
  • anonymous
medal and fanned :)
ybarrap
  • ybarrap
Hopefully this makes sense

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