## What shape does an absolute value function make on a graph?

V”-shaped

Every absolute value graph will make a “V”-shaped figure. It consists of two pieces: one with a negative slope and one with a positive slope. The point of their intersection is called the vertex. An absolute value graph is symmetrical, meaning it can be folded in half on its line of symmetry.

## How do you describe an absolute value transformation?

by performing transformations on the parent function f (x) = |x|. The function f(x) = |x| is an absolute value function. The highest or lowest point on the graph of an absolute value function is called the vertex. An absolute value graph has one axis of symmetry that passes through the vertex.

**What is an absolute value graph called?**

The absolute value of a number is the distance the number is from zero. Absolute values are never negative. Absolute value function. An absolute value function graphs a V shape, and is in the form y = |x|.

**What are the steps to graph an absolute value function?**

GRAPHING ABSOLUTE VALUE FUNCTIONS

- Step 1 : Before graphing any absolute value function, first we have to graph the parent function : y = |x|
- Step 2 : Write the given absolute value function as. y – k = |x – h|
- Step 3 : To get the vertex of the absolute value function above, equate (x – h) and (y – k) to zero, That is,

### When graphing an absolute value graph Why is the graph in the form of a V?

Note: The absolute-value bars make the entered values evaluate to being always non-negative (that is, positive or zero). As a result, the “V” in the above graph occurred where the sign on the inside was zero.

### Why does an absolute value graph look like AV?

Because the absolute value of a number is that number’s distance from zero, all of the function values of an absolute value function will be non-negative. If x = 0, then y = |0| = 0. As you can see in the graph below, the absolute value function forms a “V” shape.

**What are characteristics of the graph of the absolute value parent function?**

The graph of the absolute value parent function is composed of two linear “pieces” joined together at a common vertex (the origin). The graph of such absolute value functions generally takes the shape of a V, or an up-side-down V. Notice that the graph is symmetric about the y-axis.

**What is the first step in graphing an absolute value function?**

The first step is to find the x-coordinate of the vertex which will serve as the center point in the table of values of x. As you can see, the low point of the graph is the vertex located at (2,0). Example 3: Graph the absolute value function below using the table of values.

## How do you find the AOS of an absolute value function?

Linear “pieces” will appear in the equation of the absolute value function in the following manner: y = | mx + b | + c where the vertex is (-b/m, c) and the axis of symmetry is x = -b/m. Note that the slope of the linear “pieces” are +1 on the right side and -1 on the left side.