Use the form to find the variables used to find the amplitude, period, phase shift, and vertical shift.

Find the amplitude .

Amplitude:

The period of the function can be calculated using .

Period:

Replace with in the formula for period.

Period:

Solve the equation.

The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .

Period:

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Period:

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Period:

Cancel the common factor.

Period:

Rewrite the expression.

Period:

Period:

Period:

Period:

Period:

The phase shift of the function can be calculated from .

Phase Shift:

Replace the values of and in the equation for phase shift.

Phase Shift:

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Phase Shift:

Phase Shift:

Find the vertical shift .

Vertical Shift:

List the properties of the trigonometric function.

Amplitude:

Period:

Phase Shift: ( to the left)

Vertical Shift:

Find Amplitude, Period, and Phase Shift y=-1/2sin(4x+3pi)