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

##### 1 Answer

Apr 11, 2016

Graph the function without the absolute value then reflect the negative portion around the x-axis.

#### Explanation:

Perhaps the simplest thing to do is to first graph the function without the absolute value and then see where the graph becomes negative.

graph{x-1 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

Performing the absolute value is the same as reflecting the negative portion around the x-axis

graph{abs(x-1) [-10, 10, -5, 5]}