Week 12-Absolute Value Graphs

The thing to remember about absolute value, is that it means “how far away is this number away from zero?” and you get the answer to that by squaring that number, and effectively forcing that number to always stay positive, so naturally, the points on the graph will never go below the 0 on the y-axis. Because of this phenomenon, a linear absolute value graph ends up looking like this:

And an absolute value quadratic graph looks like this

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