# Can an absolute value graph be negative?

## Can an absolute value graph be negative?

This function is kind of the opposite of the first function (above), because there is a “minus” on the absolute-value expression on the right-hand side of the equation. Because of this “minus”, the positive values provided by the absolute-value bars will all be switched to negative values.

### What is the rule of absolute value?

Definitions: The absolute value (or modulus) | x | of a real number x is the non-negative value of x without regard to its sign. For example, the absolute value of 5 is 5, and the absolute value of −5 is also 5. Furthermore, the absolute value of the difference of two real numbers is the distance between them.

What does the absolute value function do?

The absolute value function is commonly thought of as providing the distance the number is from zero on a number line. Algebraically, for whatever the input value is, the output is the value without regard to sign. Knowing this, we can use absolute value functions to solve some kinds of real-world problems.

What is an absolute value of 4?

For example, the absolute value of 4 is written as |4|. Also, the absolute value of -4 is written as |-4|. As we discussed earlier, the absolute value results in a non-negative value all the time. Hence, |4|=|-4| =4.

## How do you graph absolute values?

Enter left aspect in Y1. You’ll find abs ( ) rapidly beneath the CATALOG (above 0) ( or MATH → NUM,#1 abs ( )

• Enter proper aspect in Y2.
• Use the Intersect Possibility (2nd CALC#5) to search out the place the graphs intersect. Transfer the spider close to the purpose of intersection,press ENTER.
• Reply: x = 4; x = -4.
• ### How do you find the absolute value of a graph?

Introduction.

• Absolute Value Graph.
• Graphing Absolute Value functions.
• Vertical and Horizontal shift in Modulus Function graph.