Okay so I've done very well in college so far, and I thought I was at least decent at math, but I just started this precalculus class and I'm having an issue. I basically don't know, and can't get a straight answer about how to handle functions that have multiple transformations going on. This is not a homework question, but it is a perfect example of my issue, so I'm posting it. My answer is the function sketched below and to the left of the printed one, except I would have shifted it down one but there is no room on the graph, as you can see. I must be that far off, huh? The teacher's answer is like mine but shifted up one unit. This is apparently because he reflected it after shifting, while I reflected first. In his email explaining why he did this he told me "It's always best to do the reflecting last as it is the last thing that happended to the function in the transformation process." WHAT??? How do I know the order, what do I DO? Please someone help me.