1. Choose either sine or cosine curve.
2. Locate the midline and determine amplitude.
3. The midline is the vertical shift.
4. Find the horizontal shift.
5. Find the period and calculate the frequency:
6. Add a negative before 'a' if the function was vertically reflected.
Then put the information in the form below.
The cosine function has the same general equation as the sine function.
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