SSAT Upper Level Math : How to find transformation for an analytic geometry equation

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Example Question #471 : Ssat Upper Level Quantitative (Math)

Function 1

What equation is graphed in the above figure?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The least integer function, or celing function, , pairs each value of  with the least integer greater than or equal to . Its graph is below.

Ceiling function

The given graph is the above graph shifted upward four units. The graph of any function  shifted upward four units is , so the given graph corresponds to equation .

Example Question #11 : How To Find Transformation For An Analytic Geometry Equation

Function

Give the equation graphed in the above figure.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The graph below is the graph of the absolute value function , which pairs each -coordinate with its absolute value.

Absolute value graph

The given graph is the above graph shifted upward five units. The graph of any function  shifted upward five units is , so the correct response is .

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