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**TypicalNinja** Thanks, I solved the rest of my problem and that helped.

I have two other questions though, still related to the topic of this thread so I'll just ask them here as well.

On a TI-83/84, what syntax is suppose to be used to do a horizontal translation on a linear function? Every other type of function seems to have no problem with this. For example, if I type in y=sqrt(x-4) or y=abs(x-4) it will translate the graph 4 units right. However, if I type in y=(x-4) with regular brackets it will treat it as a vertically translation and move the graph 4 units down. Wolfram does this too. What syntax am I suppose to use to get the calculator or Wolfram to recognize a horizontal translation on a simply linear function?

Also, if I have the function y=2(x-2), will this translate the function 2 units right, or 4 units right? In other words, does the horizontal translation apply before the contents of the brackets are multiplied by the coefficient, or after?

Thanks!