# How do you graph y=-1/2abs(x+6)?

Oct 23, 2017

Sub in values for $x$ and solve for $y$.

#### Explanation:

We are first, going to list the transformations of the function before graphing.

• Vertical compression by a factor of $\frac{1}{2}$.
• Reflection along the $x$-axis.
• Horizontal translation $6$ units to the left.

The easiest method to graph the function would be to sub in values for $x$ and solve for $y$. Then plot the point you subbed in and solved for.

You should get this:

graph{y=-1/2|x+6| [-10, 10, -5, 5]}