Hello, litlmike!
An absolute value is always nonnegative (greater than or equal to zero).
So your equation has no solutions . . . There are no xintercpts.
You can sketch the graph using "transformations" . . .
We know the graph of
. . It is a Vshape with its vertex at the origin.
Code:

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     o      

The graph of: is the same graph moved 3 units to the right.
Code:

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* *
 * *
 * *
    +   o     
 3
The graph of: is the previous graph except the sides are "steeper".
Code:

 * *
 * *
 * *
 * *
    +   o     
 3
The graph of: is the previous graph moved up one unit.
Code:

 * *
 * *
 * *
 * *
 o(3,1)

    +       
 3
. . There!