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

1. Jun 30, 2010

### frozenbananas

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Sketch the graph of the function y=(x-3)^2 by transforming the graph of an appropriate function of the form y=x^n

2. Relevant equations

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

3. 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!

2. Jun 30, 2010

### Bartek

They asked you how to transform graph of y=x^2 function to graph of y=(x-3)^2 function.

regards

Last edited: Jun 30, 2010
3. Jun 30, 2010

### n.karthick

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.

4. Jun 30, 2010

### frozenbananas

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

5. Jun 30, 2010

### n.karthick

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.

6. Jun 30, 2010

k thanks ;)