# How do you graph #y= abs(x-1)#?

##### 2 Answers

Use a calculator table

#### Explanation:

Honestly it's like

First you should know what the equation actually does

The

If there is a number between

Also, if there is a number getting added or subtracted to the absolute value bars than the y axis is affected.

Any number that is added to the outside of the bars is going to make it rise that amount and vise versa for subtraction.

Lastly, if there is a negative in the very from of the equation than the graph gets flipped.

Now that you have all that down you can start picking points for you table.

I know that since the equation is

After that you need to pick two numbers on opposite sides of that point to graph it.

Since the middle is at

Once you have your two points, plug them into the equation:

And

Now you know that

To plot just follow the coordinates

Just a tip, anything with absolute value bars is going to be a V so if it's not you did something wrong.

Please read the explanation.

#### Explanation:

This function is an **Absolute Value Function**.

An absolute value function is a function that contains an algebraic expression within absolute value symbols

Please remember that the absolute value of a number is **its distance from 0 on the number line.**

So the absolute value of both **from zero (0)** on the number line.

**To graph an absolute value function**, choose several values of x and find some **ordered pairs.**

**Plot the points on a coordinate plane** and connect them.

The **Parent function**

You can understand how the graph of

Use the function

When **translated**

Hence, notice that the vertex is now

Hope it helps.