I am trying to understand Quadratics Functions but I got lost whilst working on the homework....

I am asked to graph the function $\displaystyle f$ by starting with the of$\displaystyle y=x^2$ and using transformation.....

Ok I am asked to solve this;

$\displaystyle f(x)=\frac{1}{4}x^2$

My question is this,if x equals 1, then is 1 added to the 1/4 or multiplied to the 1/4?

Thank you all!