How do you use transformation to graph the cosine function and determine the amplitude and period of #y=cos(-1/4x)#?

1 Answer
Jul 16, 2018

Answer:

As below

Explanation:

Standard form of a cosine function is #y = A cos (Bx - C) + D#

#"Given : " y = cos (-x/4)#

#A = 1, B = -(1/4), C = D = 0#

#"Amplitude ' = |A| = 1#

#"Period " = (2 pi) / |B| = (2 pi) / |-1/4| = 8 pi#

#"Phase Shift " = -C / B = 0#

#"Vertical Shift " = D = 0#

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