## Transformations of Quadratic Functions
**SCALINGS AND REFLECTIONS**
Compare the graphs of *y* = *x*^{2} and *f*(*x*) =
*ax*^{2}. 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.
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