# How does #y=5^(x+1) - 2# relates to its parent function?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 23, 2017

#### Answer:

The transformed function is horizontally translated

#### Explanation:

So the parent function is

graph{5^x [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

With the transformed function of

- The
#d# -value. Tells us how far the function translate from the left to right, however, you have to isolate the value from the exponent. In this case, the function is translated#1# unit to the left. - The
#k# -value. Tells us the vertical translations of the function. In this case, the function is translated#2# units down.

As a result, the function looks like this:

graph{5^(x+1) - 2 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

Note that the *NOT* the

Hope this helps :)