Graphing Absolute Value Equations – Practice Problems

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You probably already know that absolute value is the distance of a number from zero, and you know the basic information about absolute value such as that absolute value is always a positive number and |0| = 0. Probably you how to solve operations with absolute value, but do you know how graph absolute equations?

Family can help you learn to graph absolute value equations. You may be thinking, family, if my family could help me with my algebra problems, I wouldn’t be watching this video. Absolute value is a function, for each input there is just one output. What does this mean? The absolute value of a number has just one solution. The absolute value of -3 is only 3, there is no other correct answer.

We can use the parent functions of absolute value to understand how the graph of absolute value equations will change as the equations are modified by addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Told you family could help you understand how to graph absolute value equations!

To check out the V-shape of the parent function y =|x|, watch this video. If you do, I absolutely think you will learn a whole lot about graphing absolute value equations.

Represent and solve equations with absolute value.


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Exercises in this Practice Problem
Summarize the characteristics of the absolute value graph.
Explain how to determine the equation of the given absolute value function.
Identify the differences between the new equations and the parent function, $y=|x|$.
Figure out the equation.
Select the graph corresponding to $y=|x|+1$.
Label the absolute value equations.