I'm going insane. I can't figure out how the book is getting one answer and me a completely different.
So here's the problem:
Graph using transformations: f(x)=1/4x^2-2
y = x^2
so next would be this right?
y=1/4(x^2) so y * 1/4, right? according to the book, WRONG!
The book says that the next step would be a vertical compression of 2. What? huh? Where the hell is there a *2 in this?
I'm sure it's some algebra that I'm just over looking, but any help at all would be appreciated!