Graph two lines. Sketch the first one to the right of
This graph should look like a function you have seen before, that is, the absolute value function. Write
using the absolute value function with the necessary transformations.
The general absolute value function is
, where is the vertex and a is the steepness of the two lines.
to the left five units and down three units. Write the new function, , as an absolute value function.
Change the domain for the horizontal shift only.
Verify your solution by using a graphing calculator.
Use the eTool below to view the graphs.
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