1. ## Transformation for y=2^0.5x

Hello,
I've been given this question:
For the following equation, state the parent function and the transformation that was applied. Graph the transformed function.
I know that the parent function is y=2^x. But I don't understand how I would describe the transformation, and how I would graph it. If it was to the power of 0.5x how will it be different from just power to x?

Here, replacing x with 0.5x- that is, multiplying x by 1/2, stretches the graph horizontally. For example, the graph of $y= 2^x$ contains the points (0, 1) and (1, 2). The corrsponding points on the graph of $y= 2^{0.5x}= 2^{x/2}$ are (0, 1) and (2, 2). Same y values but the horizontal distace between them has doubled.