# SOLUTION: If k(x)=f(-x), where would coordinates shift on a graph? Up or down, left or right? thank you.

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 Question 206971: If k(x)=f(-x), where would coordinates shift on a graph? Up or down, left or right? thank you.Answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If we're given the graph of f(x) and then we replace EVERY x value with its opposite value , then what simply happens is that the graph will reflect over the y-axis. Why? Think of a number line. Draw it out if you have to. Now let's say that we plotted a bunch of random points on this number line. These points are sort of like the graph. Now negate each point. So a point of x=2 will become x=-2 and something like x=-4 will then become x=4. What you will see happening is that the points will simply reflect over the middle x=0. If you add another axis (the y-axis), this works the same way. However, this time the points in question are connected by a continuous line or curve. To answer your question, the graph doesn't shift since you aren't doing any translations. The graph is reflecting over the y-axis. Here are some examples: Graph of compare that to the graph of . Note: Just replace every 'x' with '-x' If we graph the two together, we get Graph of (red) and (green) From the last graph, we see that the second graph is simply a reflection of the first one.