# How do you graph #y= |x+1|#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 26, 2018

graph{y=|x+1| [-8.08, 7.68, -1.54, 6.336]}

Shift

or

Sketch two linear functions (lines)

#### Explanation:

The easiest way to do this is to just shift the graph of

We can see this a lot more clearly if we set

An alternative way of graphing

We know when

and when

We can rewrite this as a piecewise function:

We essentially sketch the graph of

and we sketch the graph of