nolegirl24:

The graph of f(x) = x^2 is shifted 3 units to the left to obtain the graph of g(x). Which of the following equations best describes g(x)? g(x) = (x + 3)^2 g(x) = x^2 − 3 g(x) = x^2 + 3 g(x) = (x − 3)^2

3 months ago
nolegirl24:

B or D?

3 months ago
dude:

Yes so the general equation is $$f(x)=(x-h)^2+k$$ The value of h is how much it translates left or right (So if its (x-5) it goes right 5, likewise (x+5) means it goes left 5)

3 months ago
nolegirl24:

So would the final answer be D?

3 months ago
dude:

Correction: $$f(x)=a(x-h)^2+k$$

3 months ago
dude:

Not quite, the opposite Its counterintuitive -3 is right and +3 is left

3 months ago
nolegirl24:

So.........A.......?

3 months ago
dude:

Yes

3 months ago
nolegirl24:

Okie ^~^

3 months ago