# 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 $$y = -x$$ ?