How is the graph of y = csc(x6) transformed from its parent function?
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Assuming the parent function is csc(x), it consists of U-shaped curves (upright or inverted) with asymptotes at regular intervals which are for x equal to multiples of π. For odd multiples of π/2, we have vertices at y=1 and y=-1 for upright and inverted curves respectively. csc(x) is not symmetrical about the y axis.

The transformation for csc(x⁶) is to make the U curves very narrow so that the asymptotes are much close together. The vertices are still at y=1 and -1, but, like the asymptotes, are closer together. Unlike the parent function, csc(x⁶) is reflected in the y axis, so is symmetrical about the y axis. Like the parent function, the curves alternate between upright and inverted.

answered Jun 5 by Rod Top Rated User (552,780 points)

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