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Question: how is the graph of 3/x function related to its parent function y=(1/x) ?

As you can see, 1/x is blue in color and 3/x is in purple. f(x)= a (1/x), "a" either stretches or compresses the graph. Here a= 3, therefore 3/x is vertically stretched by the factor of 3 from its parent function (1/x)

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Sep 6th, 2015

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