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    The function f(x)= 5 + 3 cos (1/2 x) is defined for 0 ≤ x ≤ 2π

    Sketch the graph of y = f(x)

    I have no idea what to do or plot
    Please help
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    loook at each ttransformation on the graph separately i find that helps.
    so the '5+' translates it in the y-axis positively (so the whole graph shifts upwards
    the 3 on the outside stretches the curve in the y-axis so all y values are multiplied by 3
    and the 1/2x inside the graph reduces the periodicity of the graph, so it stretches out in the x-axis, so all x values multiply by 2

    now just apply all transformations and sketch away!!
 
 
 
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