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

Sep 29, 2017

See below.

#### Explanation:

$y = {\left(- x\right)}^{2} \equiv y = {x}^{2}$

If we are talking about the transformation of $y = {x}^{2}$ Then there is no transformation taking place.

As you can see from their graphs:

$y = {\left(- x\right)}^{2}$
graph{y=(-x)^2 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

$y = {x}^{2}$
graph{y=x^2 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

Are you sure it is not supposed to be $y = - {x}^{2}$. This would then be.

$y = {x}^{2}$ reflected in the $x$ axis.

Graph of $y = - {x}^{2}$

graph{y = -(x)^2 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}