Algebra 1 5-8 Independent Practice: Graphing Absolute Value Functions
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by Matthew Richardson
| 6 Questions
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How is the graph of y = |x| - 8 different from the graph of y = |x|?
How is it the same?

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What is the equation for the translation of y = |x| 9 units up?
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y = |x| + 9
y = |x + 9|
y = |x - 9|
y = |x| - 9
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What is the graph of the function?
Be sure to include relevant graph detail: label axes, indicate units on both axes, and use arrows to represent end behavior, as appropriate.
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Compare and Contrast: How are the graphs of y = |x| - 4 and y = |x - 4| the same? How are they different?
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Error Analysis: A student is graphing the equation y = |x - 10| and translates the graph of y = |x| 10 units left. Describe her error.
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Reflection: Math Success
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