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Postby stapel_eliz on Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:11 pm

Nessarose17 wrote:Hi. Were learning about graping Absolute Value equations and how its always supposed to end up in a V-shape. on this problem it didn't work right...

y=abolute value of x -4.

(the absolute value bar is ONLY around the x, the - 4 is outside it)

So you're supposed to be graphing y = |x| - 4...?

You should have gotten a V-shaped graph. What did you get instead? Also, what were your plot-points, including the negative values for x?

Thank you! :wink:
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Postby stapel_eliz on Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:25 am

Nessarose17 wrote:Yes I did use negative numbers for plot points, but I ended up with a straight line and then one line was out of the line and it didnt make a v-shape.

Please show the x-values you plugged in and the y-value you got out. Thank you! :wink:
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Postby stapel_eliz on Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:08 pm

Okay. Now what were the y-values that you got, when you plugged each of these in? When you reply, please include your computations. Thank you! :wink:
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