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9-49.

Dorinae is confused. She is making a table $y=\left|x+1\right|$. She is trying to find $y$ when $x=-3$, but she is not sure if she should find the absolute value first, or if she should first add $1$. Explain to Dorinae what she should do first. Justify your reasoning.

The absolute value symbol is a grouping symbol, like parentheses.