# How do you graph y=3^(x-2)-1?

Oct 11, 2017

We have:

$y = {3}^{x - 2} - 1$

We start with a standard exponential, which we should know how to graph

$y = {3}^{x}$

graph{3^(x) [-15, 15, -15, 15]}

Which is:

1) translated $2$ units to the right to give $y = {3}^{x - 2}$
graph{3^(x-2) [-15, 15, -15, 15]}

2) translated $1$ unit down to give $y = {3}^{x - 2} - 1$
graph{3^(x-2)-1 [-15, 15, -15, 15]}