# How do you graph #y=1/2e^x+1#?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 2, 2016

Start with the graph for

#### Explanation:

When graphing functions, find the "base function", then adjust for the modifiers.

In this case, the base function is

graph{e^x [-5, 5, -5, 5]}

The first adjustment we'll make is for the 1/2. See the y-intercept at (0,1)? That's going to change to (0,1/2) and the graph is going to rise at 1/2 the rate of

graph{(1/2)e^x [-5, 5, -5, 5]}

And now let's finish up by lifting the graph 1 unit upward to account for the +1:

graph{(1/2)e^x+1 [-5,5,-5,5]}