LINR 3 | Lesson 3 | Try This! (Absolute Value Parent Function)

Try This!

Absolute Value Parent Function

Let’s analyze the parent absolute value function:


What characteristics/properties can we discuss for any function?

  • Type of Function: Absolute Value
  • Parent function: \(y=|x|\)
  • Graph and its characteristics (vertex, domain, range, increasing/decreasing regions, symmetry)

Go to Desmos:

Graph the function  \(y=|x|\).  What do you notice?  How is this similar/different from \(y = x\) and \(y = -x\) ?

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