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### Section 6.1 : Exponential Functions

5. Sketch the graph of $$f\left( x \right) = {{\bf{e}}^{x - 3}} + 6$$ .

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For this problem all we need to do is recall the Transformations section from a couple of chapters ago. Using the “base” function of $$f\left( x \right) = {{\bf{e}}^x}$$ the function for this part can be written as,

$f\left( x \right) = {{\bf{e}}^{x - 3}} + 6 = f\left( {x - 3} \right) + 6$

Therefore, the graph for this part is just the graph of $$f\left( x \right)$$ shifted right by 3 and up by 6.

The graph of this function is shown below. The blue dashed line is the “base” function, $$f\left( x \right)$$, and the red solid line is the graph for this part, $$g\left( x \right)$$.