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write the function whose grapg is the graph of y=(x+5)^2, but is reflected about the y-axis.

would it look like this: y=(x+5)-2??

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    Nope. Replace x by -x:

    y = (-x+5)^2
    y = (x-5)^2


    The vertex moves from x = -5 to x = +5

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    Thnaks Steve!!

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