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Difference between graphs of f(x) and f(x) 
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Feb1314, 04:34 PM

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It often seems as though it's backwards from what it should be, I had understood f(x) meant to flip x and y, from positive to negative, or vice versa, and f(x) to mean you just make x negative. If you had the points (2,2) you'd make them (2,2) for f(x) and (2,2) for f(x) Is my understanding wrong?



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Feb1314, 04:35 PM

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The rest of the title should be graphing.



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Feb1314, 05:09 PM

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Feb1314, 05:11 PM

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Difference between graphs of f(x) and f(x)
Ok, that makes more sense.



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Feb1314, 05:20 PM

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Assuming that you have the graph of y = f(x), 1. The graph of y = f(x) is the reflection across the xaxis of the graph of y = f(x). 2. The graph of y = f(x) is the reflection across the yaxis of the graph of y = f(x). 3. The graph of y = f(x) is the reflection across the origin (that is, across both axes) of the graph of y = f(x). 


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