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what does it mean when there is a negative sign before the value bars in an Absolute Value equation? Example: y = – |x + 3| + 2

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  1. that1chick
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    when I'm graphing it, would I be looking for a negative or positive of x?

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  2. ParthKohli
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    If \(x >3\), then we will always have \(x + 3\). If \(x < 3\), then we will always have \(-(x + 3)\)

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    You're amazing ! :D

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    Hehe :)

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    and that goes for the ones with the (less than/greater than or) equal to sign too?

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  6. ParthKohli
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    Well, I just use examples.

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    So with this one, x+3=0, x=-3, but because of the negative sign I would graph it at (3,y). right?

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    actually... it didn't affect the graph, the graph came out to (-3,y)... so I'm still a little confused lol

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