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March 21st, 2017, 02:42 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2017 From: USA Posts: 28 Thanks: 1  Graph Transformation questions
Hello all, I am trying to understand the rules for translating a graph with an absolute value. I don't get why $\displaystyle y=\left  x+c \right $ should shift the graph to the left. When I try to reason it out, I see that we are adding a value to x, thus making it bigger, shouldn't we be moving on the number line to the right?? I can simply memorize this one rule, but I am trying to understand it rather than simply memorize it. Thanks in advance. 
March 21st, 2017, 05:31 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,963 Thanks: 1148 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond 
If your making the value of c bigger what must we do to the value of x to achieve the same overall value?

March 21st, 2017, 06:08 PM  #3 
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