Hi I have a question on graphing this function and its inverse y =1/3 * e^(x+1) . In working this out I found that the inverse is X= ln(3y)1 and hope this is correct
But I do not know how to draw both graph? Can someone assist me with this please?
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Hi I have a question on graphing this function and its inverse y =1/3 * e^(x+1) . In working this out I found that the inverse is X= ln(3y)1 and hope this is correct
But I do not know how to draw both graph? Can someone assist me with this please?
Find the location of crucial points e.g. where does the graph cross the axes, or does it? Maybe also, where is it highest and lowest, maybe even, which way is it curving at various points. Then join the dots accordingly, with a reasonably smooth curve. Check your sketch by using Graph  CNET Download.com
Also you want to check that your inverse is a reflection of the first. (In which line?)
Hello, dina!
I assume that you are not expected to sketch the graphs
. . by calculating and plotting dozens (hundreds?) of points.
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Function: .$\displaystyle y \:=\:\tfrac{1}{3}e^{x+1}$
Inverse: .$\displaystyle y \:=\:\ln(3y)1$
But I do not know how to draw both graphs.
You are expected to know the graph of the basic exponential function: .$\displaystyle y \:=\:e^x$
It has a yintercept of (0,1).Code:
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To the left, it approaches the xaxis.
To the right, it rises rapidly.
We have: .$\displaystyle y \:=\:\tfrac{1}{3}e^{x+1}$
The $\displaystyle x\!+\!1$ moves the graph one unit to the left.
The $\displaystyle \tfrac{1}{3}$ compresses the graph vertically.
Each point is now a third as high.
Now we have the basic logarithmic function: .$\displaystyle y \:=\:\ln x$
Since it is the inverse of the exponential function,
. . its graph is the reflection over the 45^{o} line.
It has an xintercept of (1,0).Code: .
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To the left, it approaches the yaxis.
To the right, it rises slowly.
We have: .$\displaystyle y \:=\:\ln(3x)  1$
The $\displaystyle 3x$ compresses the graph horizontally.
Each point is a third of its distance to the right.
. . The xintercept is $\displaystyle \left(\tfrac{1}{3},\,0\right).$
Then the $\displaystyle \text{}1$ lowers the entire graph one unit.