# How to graph a function by transforming a graph of a function form?

## Homework Statement

Sketch the graph of the function y=(x-3)^2 by transforming the graph of an appropriate function of the form y=x^n

y=(x-3)^2, y=x^n

## The Attempt at a Solution

Precisely speaking, im just totally confused with what the question is asking. i mean i know how to graph y=(x-3)^2 bit idk what the y=x^n is about. thanks so much!

im just totally confused with what the question is asking. i mean i know how to graph y=(x-3)^2 bit idk what the y=x^n is about. thanks so much!
They asked you how to transform graph of y=x^2 function to graph of y=(x-3)^2 function.

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They want you to start up with graph of y=x^2 and get y=(x-3)^2, which is just shifted in x axis.

They want you to start up with graph of y=x^2 and get y=(x-3)^2, which is just shifted in x axis.

but it says y=x^n so how did u get x^2? not to sound whiny, just confused?

You have to choose the value of n. In order to get the given function from y=x^n, the value of n has to be taken as 2.

k thanks ;)