# How do you sketch the graph of y=x^2-3 and describe the transformation?

Jan 1, 2018

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

The graph of $y = {x}^{2} - 3$ is a vertical shift, 3 units down, of the graph of $y = {x}^{2}$. Start with the graph of $y = {x}^{2}$, which is definitely worth memorizing if you haven't already, and shift the entire graph down 3 units.