FNGR 2 | Lesson 4 | Making Connections Solutions

Part A

a.  This is the parent function, vertex at (0,0)

b.  The function is shifted to the left 2, vertex at (-2, 0)

c.  The function is shifted to the right 3, vertex at (3,0)

d.  The function is shifted to the right 5, vertex at (5,0)

\(f(x) = (x – h)^2\), the function is shifted to the right \(h\)

\(f(x) = (x + h)^2\), the function is shifted to the left \(h\)

Part B

For example:  \(f(x) = (x + 3)^2 + 2\), the graph is shifted to the left 3 and up 2.  So the vertex is at \((-3, 2)\).  When \(f(x) = (x – 1)^2 -4\), the graph is shifted to the right 1 and down 4.  Therefore in general, in the function, \(f(x) = (x – h)^2 + k\) the vertex is at (h, k).

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