Working with Absolute Values is a section of the VCE Specialist Maths topic Functions and Graphs and subtopic Absolute Value Functions. This post will focus on the absolute value function, what it’s graph looks like and the effect of simple transformations. An absolute value of a number is the magnitude of the number, or how far it is from zero.
What is an Absolute Value?
The following video covers the best and simplest definition of an absolute value, going in-depth about how to use the absolute value function in your calculator.
Transforming Absolute Value Graphs
This video covers the transformations of an absolute value function and allows you to understand the vertical and horizontal shifts.
This next video will explain how to graph an absolute value equation with transformations.
Solving Absolute Value Graphs
The following two videos guide you through the methodical thinking process when approaching solving and graphing absolute value functions.
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