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### Section 4.6 : Transformations

1. Use transformations to sketch the graph of the following function.

$f\left( x \right) = \sqrt x + 4$

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Let’s first identify the “base” function (i.e. the function we are transforming). In this case it looks like we are transforming $$g\left( x \right) = \sqrt x$$ .

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The function that have here looks like it can be written as,

$f\left( x \right) = \sqrt x + 4 = g\left( x \right) + 4$

Therefore, we can see that the graph of $$f\left( x \right)$$ is simply going to be the graph of $$g\left( x \right)$$ shifted up by 4.

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Here is a sketch of both the base function (blue dashed curve) and the function we were asked to graph (red solid curve).