Determine whether the graph of the function is symmtetric about the y-axis, the origin, or neither.
y= x^2 - 2x - 1
Is it simply just plugging in -x for the values of x and all that jazz? The other one was y=x^(1/5). I found out that f(-x) = -f(x) so it was an odd function and symmetric with the origin. What's going on in the x^2 example?>
Ok thanks a lot man, I can see that it doesn't equal to f(x), but i'm just not understanding it with the -fx . in the equation x^2 - 2x - 1 i don't understand what's going on with the "x" in the 2x? the x in x^2 becomes -x^2 with no parentheses, what about the second one?