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anonymous

  • one year ago

f(x)=x-5; translation 4 units to the left . I don't understand the equation part

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  1. candyme
    • one year ago
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    Okay, what you want to do first is graph the equation.

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Idk how to graph it

  3. candyme
    • one year ago
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    Start by plugging in x and y values.

  4. candyme
    • one year ago
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    If you put in a 0 for x, you get -5 for y y= 0 - 5 y= -5

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    okay I got that

  6. candyme
    • one year ago
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  7. candyme
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    Once you have a few points yoou can draw the line

  8. candyme
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    |dw:1440646902667:dw|

  9. candyme
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    Now you take each of those points and move them to the left four spaces

  10. candyme
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    |dw:1440647059340:dw|

  11. candyme
    • one year ago
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    Do you see how it just moved each individual point?

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yes, so I just do the same for the other problems like this one?

  13. freckles
    • one year ago
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    You can also do this: Let g be the function where f has been translated to the left 4 units \[g(x)=f(x+4)\] if you wanted to do right 4 units you would do f(x-4) if you wanted to move up 4 units you would do f(x)+4 if you wanted to move down 4 units you would do f(x)-4

  14. candyme
    • one year ago
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    Yes, the same will work for all problems like this. @freckles is doing it with the equations, but if you are a visual person it will be easier to do it by finding points and bumping them over.

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I'll try both of them and see which one works better for me, thank you both of you (:

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    :)

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