# Absolute Values: Defining, Calculating, and Graphing

TLDRThis video explains the concept of absolute value in algebra. It defines absolute value as the distance a number is from zero on the number line. Properties of absolute values are discussed, like how the absolute value of a product equals the product of the absolute values. Solving equations with absolute values is covered - such equations split into two cases, one where the expression equals the absolute value, one where it equals the negative of it. Finally, graphing absolute values is explained - they resemble a V shape around the origin since negative X values reflect over the X axis to make the Y value positive.

###### Takeaways

- π Absolute value is the distance of a number from zero on the number line.
- π Absolute value ignores the sign of a number - positive numbers stay the same, negative numbers become positive.
- π Absolute value obeys properties like other operations - can split into product of absolutes or quotient.
- π Absolute value of sum β sum of absolutes.
- π When solving equations with absolutes, split into two cases x = a or x = -a.
- π Graph of y = |x| is V-shaped with reflection across x axis for negatives.
- π Equations with absolutes have two solutions corresponding to Β± options.
- π Properties of absolutes apply to all real numbers, rational or irrational.
- π When graphing, absolute value changes a line to a V-shape by reflecting negatives.
- π Understanding absolutes prepares for more complex transformed graphs later.

###### Q & A

### What is an absolute value?

-The absolute value of a number is its distance from zero on the number line, or its magnitude disregarding its sign.

### How do you denote the absolute value of a number?

-The absolute value of a number X is denoted using vertical lines or brackets like |X| or \|X\|.

### What happens when you take the absolute value of a positive number?

-When you take the absolute value of a positive number, the number remains unchanged.

### What happens when you take the absolute value of a negative number?

-When you take the absolute value of a negative number, the negative sign is removed and the number becomes positive.

### What property allows you to split the absolute value of a product into individual absolute values?

-The absolute value of a product AB can be split into the product of the absolute values |A|*|B|.

### Why doesn't the absolute value of A + B equal the absolute value of A plus the absolute value of B?

-Because in one case the absolute value is taken after the addition while in the other it is taken before. The order matters with absolute values.

### How do you solve an equation with an absolute value?

-To solve an equation with an absolute value, you split it into two cases, one where the expression inside the absolute value is positive and one where it is negative.

### What are the key steps to graphing an absolute value function?

-1) Graph the normal line without absolute values. 2) Keep the right side as is. 3) Reflect the left side across the y-axis to make the values positive.

### What transformations can absolute value graphs undergo?

-Absolute value graphs can be shifted, stretched, compressed, and reflected just like other functions through the use of transformations.

### Where can absolute values be used?

-Absolute values are used in definitions of distance and magnitude, solving equations, properties of operations like products and quotients, and graphing functions.

###### Outlines

##### π Absolute Values Introduced and Defined

Paragraph 1 introduces and defines absolute values. It explains that absolute value is the distance from zero on a number line. Positive numbers have the same absolute value, while negative numbers become positive. This applies to all real numbers. Absolute values have certain properties and require extra steps when solving equations.

##### π Graphing Absolute Values

Paragraph 2 discusses graphing absolute values. The graph of y=absolute value of x is V-shaped compared to the straight line graph of y=x. This is because negative x values are reflected across the x axis to become positive y values.

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###### Keywords

##### π‘absolute value

##### π‘properties

##### π‘solving equations

##### π‘graphing

##### π‘number line

##### π‘magnitude

##### π‘integers

##### π‘rational numbers

##### π‘irrational numbers

##### π‘transformations

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###### Transcripts

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