# Absolute Value Parent Function

Let’s analyze the parent absolute value function:

\[y=|x|\]

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)

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