When graphing x=lyl-1 do you simply interchange the y and x and have the graph starting from -1 on the y-axis and opening up like a V?

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- Mar 10th 2013, 02:19 PMcurt26Help with this absolute value graph please
When graphing x=lyl-1 do you simply interchange the y and x and have the graph starting from -1 on the y-axis and opening up like a V?

Thank you - Mar 10th 2013, 05:24 PMMacstersUndeadRe: Help with this absolute value graph please
Hello from a fellow Albertan

Yes, you can do this as long as you label your axis correctly. (that is, the horizontal axis would be labeled as your y-axis and the vertical axis would be labeled as your x-axis.)

Alternatively, if you were to still label your axis as usual (with horizontal axis as x and vertical axis as y), then you would have a V-shape with origin (-1,0) spanning outward to the right. [it's the same as if you were to rotate your paper 90 degrees to the right or reflect the graph y = |x|-1 about the line y=x] - Mar 11th 2013, 08:24 PMcurt26Re: Help with this absolute value graph please
Thank you so much!