This week in math, we started our unit on absolute value functions. We used our knowledge from our absolute value unit from the beginning of the year and just added onto it with the knowledge we had from graphing, from the most recent units.
So far, we learned the difference between graphing absolute values compared to graphing regular equations. The difference between them is that when you are graphing absolute value functions, it has to only cover the positive part of the graph. So if you graph a linear and it goes down the entire graph, the absolute value of it would look like it is bouncing off of the x-intercepts. Like in the picture below, I have two equations, they are the same equation, one of them has absolute value brackets around them and the other one doesn’t. The red line is: y=3x-4 and the blue line is |y=3x-4|