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Graph $\,y = 3(x2)^2 + 5\,$ by starting with a ‘basic model’ and successively applying graphical transformations.
EQUATION  ACTION  GRAPHICAL RESULT (WORDS)  GRAPHICAL RESULT (cumulative graph) 
COMMENTS  
$y = x^2$  the ‘basic model’  (the starting graph)  start with the graph of the squaring function  
$y = (x1)^2$  replace every $\,x\,$ by $\,x1\,$  right $\,1\,$  when applying a transformation that changes the $\,x\,$values of points, use the phrase ‘replace every $\,x\,$ by ...’ 

$y = 3(x1)^2$  multiply previous $\,y\,$values by $\,3\,$  vertical stretch, $\,(a,b) \mapsto (a,3b)\,$ 
when applying a transformation that changes the $\,y\,$values of points, use the language ‘do something to previous $\,y\,$values’; the notation ‘$\,(a,b) \mapsto (a,3b)\,$’ is read as ‘$\,(a,b)\,$ maps to $\,(a,3b)\,$’; it clearly shows that the $\,y\,$values of previous points are getting multiplied by $\,3\,$ 

$y = 3(x1)^2 + 5$  add $\,5\,$ to previous $\,y\,$values  up $\,5\,$ 
Other orders will work. For example:

Give the equations and actions that produce the successive desired graphical results. Check your answers by clicking the ‘SHOW ANSWER’ buttons. 

EQUATION  ACTION  GRAPHICAL RESULT  
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