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Recognizing Vertical Translations of Parabolas

Recognizing Vertical Translations of Parabolas

Author: Graham Pardun

This lesson discusses how to recognize if the graph of a parabola will shift up or down by observing the quadratic equation [f(x)=x2±c].

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Vertical Translations of Parabolas

In this lesson, we'll use highly simplified quadratic functions to explore the effect that the constant term (C) has on the graph--specifically, how it moves the graph up and down.