GRE Math : How to graph a function

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : How To Graph A Function

Suppose

To obtain the graph of , shift the graph  a distance of  units              .

Possible Answers:

Upwards

Up and right

To the right

To the left

Downwards

Correct answer:

Upwards

Explanation:

There are four shifts of the graph y = f(x):

y = f(x) + c shifts the graph c units upwards.

y = f(x) – c shifts the graph c units downwards.

y = f(x + c) shifts the graph c units to the left.

y = f(x – c) shifts the graph c units to the right.

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