Hi everyone, I couldn't tell where to put this, so I thought here would be best, I hope that's ok.

Anyways, I don't really have a question like all the others, more just topic based. How On Earth Do I Do Math Transformations?!?!? My book is useless! It gives me a load of diagrams and numbers, and expects me to understand it all and how it's done! Well I don't, I can't! Is there not some simple formula I can follow? I'm not good at math people, I don't want to be a rocket scientist! It doesn't help that I'm mildly dyslexic, and I have mega trouble remembering things!

I'm sorry, I know I got off topic/ranty there, but I just get so upset about it all. I'm a writer, not a human-calculator. I don't do these sorts of things.

Anyways. Transformations. I get the idea of them, that it's just something being moved down or right a certain number of spaces, but HOW is it done? I'm given something like "Use the sketch of f(x) to sketch each function ***Diagram***" and then a whole bunch of f(x)+5, f(-2)x, 1/(f(x)), etc etc. What do I do with those? How do I figure all this out?

Please help if you can, I really am trying hard to understand things. Thank you so much.