If (-3,6) is a point on the graph of y= f(x), what point do you know is on the graph of y=f(x+3)?

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degeneratecircle | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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If `x=-6,` we have


so `(-6,6)` is on the graph of  `f(x+3).`

You might also know that the graph of `f(x+3)` is the same as the graph of `f(x)` shifted to the left by 3 units. Thus if `(-3,6)` is on the graph of `f(x),` `(-6,6)` must be on the graph of `f(x+3).`

Here are the graphs of two functions to serve as an example. I picked `f(x)=-x+3`. The black graph is the graph of `f(x)` and the red graph is the graph of `f(x+3)=-(x+3)+3=-x.` Notice that `(-3,6)` is on the graph of `f(x)` and `(-6,6)` is on the graph of `f(x+3).`

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sciencesolve | Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

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You should know that a point `(x_1,y_1) ` is on a graph of a function `y = f(x) if y_1 = f(x_1).`

Since the problem provides the information that (-3,6) is on the graph of the function `y = f(x)` , yields that `6 = f(-3)` .

Since the problem provides the information that `y = f(x+3)` and `f(x) = y` , yields:

`f(x + 3) = f(x) = y`

Substituting -3 for x and 6 for y, yields:

`f(-3 + 3) = f(-3) = 6 => f(0) = f(-3) = 6`

Hence, evaluating the coordinates of the point that belongs to the graph `y = f(x + 3)` , under the given conditions, yields `x = 0` and `y = 6` , thus, the point (0,6) is on the graph `y = f(x + 3).`

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pramodpandey | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Ans. Answer to this question is not simple as it appears ,many informations missing.

But let us try.

y=f(x) , (-3,6) is on this graph.

6=f(-3)    (i)

what information do we have about

y=f(x+3)  ?

In question it is not given if function f(x) is  linear or nonlinear.

If f(x) is linear then it may be invertible , a non linear fuction may be invertible.

y=f(x)= ax^2+b




If a is not zero ,then bis also not zero.

then either x=0 or x=-6

(1) If x=0 then f is constant fuction.

i.e y=f(x)=b

let b=3


(2) Let x=-6

then  y=f(x)=-6a+b



gives  a=0 ,which is contradicting fact a is not zero.

so what possible now x=0

and y=f(x) is constant fuction.

A line parallel to x axis at distance of +6 unit.