# How do you graph y = | x^2 - 1 |?

Jun 12, 2018

See graph.

#### Explanation:

First consider the graph of ${x}^{2} - 1$

graph{x^2 -1 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

Now the absolute value of that same function, just switch all the negative results to positive:

graph{y = | x^2 - 1 | [-10, 10, -5, 5]}