Learn all about graphing logarithmic functions. A logarithmic function is a function with logarithms in them. The graph of the parent function of a logarithmic function usually takes its domain from the positive x-axis. To graph a logarithmic function, it is usually useful to first graph the parent function (without transformations). This can be done by choosing 2-3 points from the function and plotting them on the x-y coordinate axis to see the nature of the parent function’s graph.

After graphing the parent function, we then apply the given transformations to obtain the required graph. When a constant is added to x in the function, the graph of the parent function shifts to the left by the same units as the constant added to x. Similarly, when a constant is subtracted from x in the function, the graph of the parent function shifts to the right by the same units as the constant subtracted from x.

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