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Shrink
Compression of a Graph

A transformation in which all distances on the coordinate plane are shortened by multiplying either all x-coordinates (horizontal compression) or all y-coordinates (vertical compression) of a graph by a common factor less than 1.

Note: When the common factor is greater than 1 the transformation is called a dilation or a stretch.

 

 

 

See also

Graph of an equation, compression of a geometric figure

 


  this page updated 27-aug-12
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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