Rewrite the following into a piecewise function without any absolute values:

y = [tex]\mid x-3\mid+\mid5+x\mid[\math]

i don't know if i did latex right, so here it is in regular text

y=(absolute value x-3) + (absolute value 5+x)

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- Aug 26th 2008, 04:18 PMKingreaperAbsolute Values and piecewise functions
Rewrite the following into a piecewise function without any absolute values:

y = [tex]\mid x-3\mid+\mid5+x\mid[\math]

i don't know if i did latex right, so here it is in regular text

y=(absolute value x-3) + (absolute value 5+x) - Aug 26th 2008, 04:50 PMJaneBennet
- Aug 26th 2008, 04:55 PMKingreaper
So how would I graph those?

- Aug 26th 2008, 05:01 PMJaneBennet
Are you required to draw the graph as well? I thought you were only asked to rewrite the function without using absolute values.

Write the function in the form . - Aug 26th 2008, 05:08 PMKingreaper
- Aug 26th 2008, 05:11 PMPlato
Get your self a good graphing utility.

- Aug 26th 2008, 05:21 PMKingreaper
Thank you so much, but another problem has just come up that I have to do.

Solve the following:

- Aug 26th 2008, 05:34 PMSoroban
Hello, Kingreaper!

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- Aug 26th 2008, 05:43 PMKingreaper
thank you all so much