Notice how this y = |x² − 1| graph differs from y = x² − 1. From this we can determine that there will be three pieces, and we already know the first and last piece.
The middle piece is a vertical reflection of y = x² − 1.
x² − 1, x < −1
y = −x² + 1, −1 ≤ x ≤ 1
x² − 1, x > 1
Consider how the range of h(x) differs from the range of y = x² − 1.
A trapezoidal sum is an option.
The height is determined by the function.
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