College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 5 - Review Exercises - Page 397: 5


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Work Step by Step

RECALL: The function $y=f(x-h)$ involves either a horizontal shift of $h$ units to the right of the parent function $f(x)$ if $h \gt0$, or a horizontal shift of $|h|$ units to the left when $h\lt0$. The given function's parent function is $f(x) = x^3$. The given function can be written as $y=f(x+2)$. Thus, the function involves a 2-unit shift to the left of the parent function $f(x) = x^3$. To graph the given function, perform the following steps: (1) Graph the parent function $f(x) = x^3$. (refer to the red graph below). (2) Shift the graph of the parent function 2 units to the left. (refer to the blue graph in the attached image in the answer part above)
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