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Homework Help: Shifting a graph to a new equation

  1. May 31, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    how do you shift the graph y=x^2 to give the equation below

    2. Relevant equations

    y = 3(2x+1)^2 + 2

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know it involves the following steps:
    -shift the graph 2 units up
    -shift 1 unit to the left
    -dilate to the x-axis scale factor 0.5
    -dilate the graph to the y axis scale factor 3

    Can someone pls confirm if the steps are in the right order. Help is greatly appreciated!!!
  2. jcsd
  3. May 31, 2010 #2


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    Those are the right steps- the order is irrelevant.
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