# The Multiplier Effect

- Author:
- Varada Vaughan

- Topic:
- Functions

**The Multiplier Effect**Explore the effect of a multiplier on any parent function. Click in the box to make the new function visible. Change the parent function by typing it into the input bar.

*Make sure you type the new function in as*

**f(x)=**What functions did you try?
What effect does the k have on f(x) in k*f(x)? Did this hold true for all the functions that you tried?
What effect does the k have on f(x) in f(k*x)? Did this hold true for all the functions that you tried?

**k*f(x) produces a vertical dilation while f(k*x) produces a horizontal dilation.**Did you find this to be true in your exploration? If so, explain what this means to you. If not, explain what you discovered.