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

1 Answer
Apr 2, 2017

Answer:

See explanation

Explanation:

The two vertical lines signify something called the 'absolute value'.

This is a process that make whatever the answer inside the two lines it is considered as being positive.

So suppose #x-3# was such that #x-3=-63#

The #|x-3|=+63#

The consequence is that you get a general shape of a graph that is like a V.

The bottom point of the V (the pointed end) is where

#x-3 =0 => x=3#

#y_("intercept")->x=0#

#y_("intercept")=|0-3| = +3#

Tony B