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# C34

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Outcome: C34 demonstrate an understanding of how the parameter changes affect the graphs of exponential functions

Explanation:

The transformational form of exponential functions is:

Depending what values you plug in where the graphs can vary completely.

Meaning of the Variables

VT    =    Vertical Translation

HT    =    Horizontal Translation

VS    =   Vertical Stretch

HS    =   Horizontal Stretch

To understand how everything affects the final graph here a little overview:

Vertical Translation

The VT represents the horizontal asymptote.

 >1 VT 0-1 VT positive VT negative VT 0-(-1) VT <-1 VT VT asymptote = VT asymptote above x-axis asymptote below x-axis asymptote = VT

ex: VT of -3

Horizontal Translation

The HT shifts the graph to the left or right.

 >1 HT 0-1 HT positive HT negative HT 0-(-1) HT <-1 HT HT the bigger the value of the HT the more the graph shifts to the right the smaller the value of the HT the less the graph shifts to the right shifts to the right shifts to the left the smaller the value of the negative HT the less the graph shifts to the left the bigger the value of the negative HT the more the graph shifts to the left

ex:    blue=    HT of -3

green= HT of 2

Vertical Stretch

The VS changes the y-intercept of the graph.

 >1 VS 0-1 VS positive VS negative VS 0-(-1) VS <-1 VS VS the bigger the VS the bigger the value of the y-intercept the smaller the VS the smaller the value of the y-intercept no reflection reflection at the x-axis the smaller the negative VS the smaller the value of the y-intercept the bigger the negative VS the bigger the value of the y-intercept

ex:    blue=    VS of -2

green=    VS of 3

Horizontal Stretch

The HS affects the slope of the exponential function graph.

 >1 HS 0-1 HS positive HS negative HS 0-(-1) HS <-1 HS HS the bigger the value the more flat the slope the closer to 0 the steeper the slope no reflection reflection at the y-axis the closer to 0 the steeper the slope the bigger the value the more flat the slope

ex:   blue =  HS of-2

green=  HS of 0.1

Sample Question:

State the changes the graph would have to the following function comparing to without graphing it.

Changes:

VT =5

=positive and bigger then 0

= asymptote = VT=5

HS=positive and bigger than 1

=the bigger the value the more flat the slope

HT=positive and bigger than 1

=the bigger the value of the HT the more the graph shifts to the right

Summary: A graph with a asymptote of 5, a more flat slope than 2^x and a graph which is shift to the right.

green=    blue=

Source: all examples created with http://www.e-tutor.com/et2/graphing

all examples are with b=2

#### Anonymous said

at 1:55 pm on Apr 28, 2007

.... took forever to understand and write -.-
going out for a run now!

#### Anonymous said

at 9:37 pm on Apr 29, 2007

Nice job Stefan. I think you might have columns in your explainations for VT and HT that your really don't need. It might make it less confusing to just use the changes that make a difference.