This is my first attempt at getting some help on this website so I apologize if I did anything incorrectly.

I recently started MRC3U Grade 11 University Prep Functions through an ILC course, and I've come across a question that has me stumped. We have to describe the transformations that must be applied to the base function to obtain the transformed function. The two functions are f(x)=x^2 and y=7f(-1/6(x-1))+1. I already know that the parameters are a=7 k=-1/6 d=1 c=1 (or at least I think those are correct). Where I'm stumped is combining the two functions. When putting f(x)=x^2 into the second function I'm not sure on where to place the exponent. Throughout the lesson text it doesn't go into detail on how to do this, but judging by a couple of examples shown my best guess would be the equation is y=7f(-1/6(x-1)^2)+1. My initial guess was y=7f(-1/6(x^2-1))+1 because wouldn't it make sense for the exponent to be placed on x, like in the base function?

I've spent literally the last couple of hours just trying to deal with this and it's driving me insane.

If anybody could clear this up for me I would be very grateful, and any tips for this going forward would also be greatly appreciated.

Thanks very much

Joe