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Writing the equation of a transformed exp function given the graph

  1. Jun 19, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    EXPONENTIAL FUNCTION

    The graph represents a transformation of the function f(x) = 2^x, Write an equation for it.

    The graph in question is the second one, graph B.

    http://ars.els-cdn.com/content/image/1-s2.0-S0006349598778683-gr1.gif

    Since there are more variables involved I am not sure how to solve. I know if its just ab^x then I can find two points and do a system of equations. But what is the process when I have, k, a, d variables to worry about as well. I know that c is 0 because its the asymptote. Can someone please help. Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2013
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  3. Jun 19, 2013 #2

    haruspex

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    There's no way to solve this as a completely open-ended question. You have to make some assumption about the general form of the transformation. Suggest something.
     
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