# How do you graph y= |x+3|?

Jun 6, 2017

See below

#### Explanation:

First let's set $x = 0$ to find the y-intercept, the point which the graph intersects the y-axis. It turns out to be:

$\left(0 , 3\right)$

Now, let's set $y = 0$, to find the x-intercept, the point which the graph intersects the x-axis. It turns out to be:

$\left(- 3 , 0\right)$

To find other ordered pairs, plug in a few different values of $x$ and compute $y$.

$\left(1 , 4\right)$
$\left(2 , 5\right)$
$\left(- 1 , 2\right)$
$\left(- 4 , 1\right)$
$\left(- 5 , 2\right)$

graph{abs(x+3) [-10, 10, -5, 5]}