Stretching & Compressing a Function


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Imagine you have the function F(x) = 3x + 5. You want to stretch this function vertically. Which of the following represents one way to stretch the function vertically?

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1. Say you have the function G(x) = 2x - 1. Which of the following would represent a horizontal compression of G(x)?

2. To horizontally stretch or compress a function, what do you do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Function stretch and compression will be the subject of these interactive study resources. Test questions will cover points of interest like stretching a function vertically and horizontal compression.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on:

  • Horizontally stretching a function
  • What happens when you vertically stretch a function
  • Find the value of F for a given function

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve function stretch and compression practice problems
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as vertically and horizontally stretching and compressing functions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about functions in a different light

Additional Learning

You can access more information about functions with the lesson named Stretching & Compressing a Function, which will teach you about these areas:

  • Changing equations and graphs
  • The differences between stretching and compression
  • Solving functions