Transformations of Quadratic Functions


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Compare the graphs of y = x2 and f(x) = ax2. What effect does the coefficient a have on the graph of the basic parabola if we allow it to assume negative values? Move the slider in the lower right corner to experiment.

Created by Mark D. Turner with GeoGebra