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Shifts in Absolute Value Graphs  Problem 5
Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong
MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area
Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts
In the function y = a  x  h  + k, the "a" value represents making the parent V shape wider or skinnier or perhaps a reflection across the xaxis, the value of "h" represents a horizontal shift, and the value of "k" is a vertical shift. It is often useful to describe these transformations in words for each equation before sketching a graph.
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Alissa Fong
M.A. in Secondary Mathematics, Stanford University
B.S., Stanford University
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Shifts in Absolute Value Graphs
Problem 1 6,695 viewsSketch using shifts:
a) f(x) = x + 2b) f(x) = x − 2c) f(x) = x + 2d) f(x) = x − 2 
Shifts in Absolute Value Graphs
Problem 2 5,371 viewsSketch using shifts:
a) f (x) = 2xb) f (x) = xc) f (x) = ½x 
Shifts in Absolute Value Graphs
Problem 3 5,414 viewsSketch:
f(x) = 2x − 3 + 4 
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Problem 4 732 views 
Shifts in Absolute Value Graphs
Problem 5 669 views 
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Problem 6 669 views
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Emily · 4 months ago
Why is it upside down? a is 1/2, not 1/2. Thank you for explaining!