FNGR 1 | Lesson 4 | Making Connections (Vertical Translations)

Vertical Translations

What do you notice from the previous two graphs?  You may have noticed that the parent function \(f(x)=2^x\) shifted up 3 units from it’s original position.

What do you wonder? You might be wondering, if a translations always occurs when you add a constant value to the function \(y\)-value.

Using the table below, as well as a coordinate grid, if you were to translate the parent function down 2 units, what would the graph be, the new table be and the new function?  Desmos would be a good tool to utilize as well.

\(x\) \(f(x)=2^x\)
\(-2\) \(1/4\)
\(-1\) \(1/2\)
\(0\) \(1\)
\(1\) \(2\)
\(2\) \(4\)

Check solutions here.

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