# How do you graph y=(\frac{1}{5})^x?

Nov 12, 2014

By rewriting a bit,

$y = {\left(\frac{1}{5}\right)}^{x} = {5}^{- x}$

Step 1: Sketch the graph of $y = {5}^{x}$.

Step 2: Sketch the graph of $y = {5}^{- x}$ by reflecting the graph in Step 1 about the $y$-axis.

I hope that this was helpful.