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Shifts in Absolute Value Graphs  Problem 6
Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong
MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area
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Perhaps the most important feature of an absolute value "v" is the vertex point of the v. If you try to pick x values to substitute into the equation and find the corresponding y's, it can be really hard (and frustrating) to find the vertex and show the graph's symmetry. As a shortcut, in the function y = a  x  h + k, the point (h, k) represents the vertex. Put this x, y point in the middle of your x y chart. Choose a couple x values above and below it to see the vertex and some symmetry of the v.
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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 6,564 viewsSketch using shifts:
a) f(x) = x + 2b) f(x) = x − 2c) f(x) = x + 2d) f(x) = x − 2 
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Problem 2 5,281 viewsSketch using shifts:
a) f (x) = 2xb) f (x) = xc) f (x) = ½x 
Shifts in Absolute Value Graphs
Problem 3 5,317 viewsSketch:
f(x) = 2x − 3 + 4 
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Problem 4 684 views 
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Problem 5 624 views 
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Problem 6 626 views
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