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Function Dilation

Function Dilation

Author: Graham Pardun

This lesson explains how to dilate (stretch or shrink) a function by a given factor.

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How to Recognize and Perform Dilations and Compressions of Functions (i.e. Stretches and Shrinks)

In this lesson, I'll show you how you can tell from its equation whether the graph of a function has been vertically dilated, vertically compressed, horizontally dilated, or horizontally compressed--and by how much. I'll also explain what these transformations mean in practical terms for the graph of the function!