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Name:
________________________________

Hour:
________
Assignment
#________

d

Here
is
a
graph
of
f (x) = sin(x) .

a = 1, b = 1, c = 0, and d = 0. In general, the

equation for a sinusoid is f (x) = asin(bx + c) + d .

Your
job
will
be
to
determine
what
happens
to

the
graph
of
f (x) = sin(x)
if
we
change
the
value

of
d.

Step 2: Write your new function: f (x) = ________________________

Step 3: Fill in the table to the right for your new function.

x

Step
4:
Graph
the
new
function
on
the
grid
below.

(Notice
that
you
will
need
to
label
the
y-axis).

2

0

3 2

5 2

Step
5:
What
do
you
notice?
How
does
this
graph
differ
from
f (x) = sin(x) ?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pre-Calculus
2

Name:
________________________________

Hour:
________
Assignment
#________

Step
6:
Now,
pick
a
new,
negative
value
for
d:
d
=
_________

Step
7:
Write
your
new
function:
f (x) =
________________________

Step
8:
Fill
in
the
table
to
the
right
for
your
new
function.

x

Step
9:
Graph
the
new
function
on
the
grid
below.

(Notice
that
you
will
need
to
label
the
y-axis).

2

0

3 2

5 2

Step
10:
What
do
you
notice?
How
does
this
graph
differ
from
f (x) = sin(x) ?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Step
11:
Create
a
rule
that
you
can
share
with
the
rest
of
the
class.
In
general,
what
does

the
d
value
in
the
equation
do?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pre-Calculus
2

Name:
________________________________

Hour:
________
Assignment
#________

c

Here
is
a
graph
of
f (x) = sin(x) .

a = 1, b = 1, c = 0, and d = 0. In general, the

equation for a sinusoid is f (x) = asin(bx + c) + d .

Your
job
will
be
to
determine
what
happens
to

the
graph
of
f (x) = sin(x)
if
we
change
the
value

of
c.

Step
1:
Pick
a
new,
positive
value
for
c.
In
theory,
c
can
be
any
number
that
you
wish>

that
you
pick
a
c
value
of
either

However,
in
order
to
make
things
easier,
I
suggest

3

,
,
or

.
Write
your
choice
here:
c
=
_________

2

2

Step
2:
Write
your
new
function:
f (x) =
________________________

Step
3:
Fill
in
the
table
to
the
right
for
your
new
function.

x

2

0

3 2

5 2

Step
5:
What
do
you
notice?
How
does
this
graph
differ
from
f (x) = sin(x) ?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pre-Calculus
2

Name:
________________________________

Hour:
________
Assignment
#________

Step
6:
Now,
pick
a
new,
negative
value
for
c.
In
order
to
see
a
pattern,
take
the
c
value
that

you
selected
in
Step
1
and
make
it
negative:
c
=
_________

Step
7:
Write
your
new
function:
f (x) =
________________________

Step
8:
Fill
in
the
table
to
the
right
for
your
new
function.

x

Step
9:
Graph
the
new
function
on
the
grid
below.

2

0

3 2

5 2

Step
10:
What
do
you
notice?
How
does
this
graph
differ
from
f (x) = sin(x) ?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Step
11:
Create
a
rule
that
you
can
share
with
the
rest
of
the
class.
In
general,
what
does

the
c
value
in
the
equation
do?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pre-Calculus
2

Name:
________________________________

Hour:
________
Assignment
#________

a

Here
is
a
graph
of
f (x) = sin(x) .

a = 1, b = 1, c = 0, and d = 0. In general, the

equation for a sinusoid is f (x) = asin(bx + c) + d .

Your
job
will
be
to
determine
what
happens
to

the
graph
of
f (x) = sin(x)
if
we
change
the
value

of
a.

Step
1:
Pick
a
new
value
for
a,
where
a
>
1:
a

=
_________

Step
2:
Write
your
new
function:
f (x) =
________________________

Step
3:
Fill
in
the
table
to
the
right
for
your
new
function.

x

Step
4:
Graph
the
new
function

on
the
grid
below.

(Notice
that
you
will
need
to
label
the
y-axis).

2

0

3 2

5 2

Step
5:
What
do
you
notice?
How
does
this
graph
differ
from
f (x) = sin(x) ?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pre-Calculus
2

Name:
________________________________

Hour:
________
Assignment
#________

Step
6:
Now,
pick
a
new
value
for
a,
this
time
with
0<a<1:
a
=
_________

Step
7:
Write
your
new
function:
f (x) =
________________________

Step
8:
Fill
in
the
table
to
the
right
for
your
new
function.

x

Step
9:
Graph
the
new
function
on
the
grid
below.

(Notice
that
you
will
need
to
label
the
y-axis).

2

0

3 2

5 2

Step
10:
What
do
you
notice?
How
does
this
graph
differ
from
f (x) = sin(x) ?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pre-Calculus
2

Name:
________________________________

Hour:
________
Assignment
#________

Step
11:
Pick
one
final
value
for
a.
This
time,
take
the
last
number
you
set
equal
to
a,
and

make
it
negative:
a
=
_________

Step
12:
Write
your
new
function:
f (x) =
________________________

Step
13:
Fill
in
the
table
to
the
right
for
your
new
function.

x

on the grid below.

(Notice that you will need to label the y-axis).

2

0

3 2

5 2

Step
15:
What
do
you
notice?
How
does
this
graph
differ
from
f (x) = sin(x) ?

(There
are
TWO
important
observations
this
time)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Step
16:
Create
a
rule
that
you
can
share
with
the
rest
of
the
class.
In
general,
what
does

the
a
value
in
the
equation
do?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pre-Calculus
2

Name:
________________________________

Hour:
________
Assignment
#________

b

Here
is
a
graph
of
f (x) = sin(x) .

a = 1, b = 1, c = 0, and d = 0. In general, the

equation for a sinusoid is f (x) = asin(bx + c) + d .

Your
job
will
be
to
determine
what
happens
to

the
graph
of
f (x) = sin(x)
if
we
change
the
value

of
b.

Step
1:
Set
b
=
.

Step
2:
Write
your
new
function:
f (x) =
________________________

Step
3:
Fill
in
the
table
to
the
right
for
your
new
function.

x

on the grid below.

2

0

3 2

5 2

Step
5:
What
do
you
notice?
How
does
this
graph
differ
from
f (x) = sin(x) ?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pre-Calculus
2

Name:
________________________________

Hour:
________
Assignment
#________

Step 7: Write your new function: f (x) = ________________________

Step 8: Fill in the table to the right for your new function.

x

on the grid below.

2

4

0

3 4

5 4

3 2

Step
10:
What
do
you
notice?
How
does
this
graph
differ
from
f (x) = sin(x) ?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pre-Calculus
2

Step 11: Pick one final value for b. This time, set b =

Name:
________________________________

Hour:
________
Assignment
#________

1

2

Step
12:
Write
your
new
function:
f (x) =
________________________

Step
13:
Fill
in
the
table
to
the
right
for
your
new
function.

x

on the grid below.

2

0

3 2

5 2

Step
15:
What
do
you
notice?
How
does
this
graph
differ
from
f (x) = sin(x) ?

(There
are
TWO
important
observations
this
time)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Step
16:
Create
a
rule
that
you
can
share
with
the
rest
of
the
class.
In
general,
what
does

the
b
value
in
the
equation
do?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

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