Absolute Value Graphs

This section has the following videos:

  • Lesson Video
  • Example Set A Practice Problems (Video Solutions)
  • Example Set B Practice Problems (Video Solutions)
  • Example Set C Practice Problems (Video Solutions)
  • Example Set D Practice Problems (Video Solutions)
  • DOWNLOAD the Practice Problem Worksheet Here (the videos below explain the solutions to the problems)

Graphing Absolute Value Functions is an important skill to master in algebra. The key is to remember that each graph has a V shape and the V starts from a point called the vertex.  Also the V shape can be upside down- see below to determine how to identify all the characteristics of an absolute value graph.

 

Key concepts to remember:

* absolute value is the distance a number is from zero
* absolute value equations always have two solutions
* we use compound inequalities to solve absolute value inequalities