# How do you graph y = -|x+10|?

Mar 28, 2017

Look at a few points and then connect them with straight lines.

#### Explanation:

graph{-|x+10| [-12, -8, -3, 1]}

The most important point is $\left(- 10 , 0\right)$ it is where the argument of the absolute value function is 0.

move one either side of this point:

$y = - | - 11 + 10 |$

$y = - 1$

$y = - | - 9 + 10 |$

$y = - 1$

You and use the points, $\left(- 11 , - 1\right) , \left(- 10 , 0\right) , \mathmr{and} \left(- 9 , - 1\right)$ to obtain the inverted v shape that is expected.