|y|=|x| or |x+y|=1 how would you graph something like that.
I can do ones like y=|x+1|+1 etc. but Im stumped here.
One absolute value sign around one variable adds a reflection. Like y = |x| is the normal y=x line and y=-x. This is of course because |-x| = x. If both variables have an absolute value sign, that means that there are now four combinations of pluses and minuses that can satisfy the conditions (++, +-, -+,--) so for |y|=|x| you get y=x , -y=x , -y=-x , and y=-x. So I would approach these by graphing the original shape and then deciding how it is being reflected by the absolute values.
would it be just a line starting at orgin with a slope of 1 contained to the upper right quadrant?
I made a x/y chart with the given equation. I'm sort of confused by the -/-, -/+ etc.
and when my teacher wrote.
=x if x >/= 0
= -x if x <0
what is before the ='s "y"?
edit: y=x is a line starting at the origin going into the first quadrant, BUT, what about all -x's? Whenever x<0, like you said y= -x, which makes the value positive again. This takes the third quadrant part of the line y=x and moves it to the second quadrant.