Graphing Absolute Value Equations: Dilations & Reflections


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A graph of y = (1/3)|x| would exhibit which of the following characteristics.

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1. Which absolute value equation would have a graph that is an upside down V?

2. In the equation y = 3|x-4| + 7, what are the coordinates of the vertex?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools require you to apply your understanding of graphing absolute equations in practice problems. In this quiz and worksheet combo you will be tested on locating coordinates of an absolute value equation, identify equations on graphs, and graph transformations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Objectives of these practice assessments include the following:

  • Identify the term for a transformation that makes a graph wider or thinner
  • Understand how to graph an absolute value equation
  • Locate coordinates of an equation
  • Identify graphs based on their equation

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow you to practice comprehension skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related mathematics lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding absolute value equations and interpret them correctly graphed on a coordinate plane
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about absolute value dilations and reflections

Additional Learning

You can learn more about graphing absolute value dilation and reflection in the accompanying lesson Graphing Absolute Value Equations: Dilations & Reflections. The following objectives are covered in this lesson:

  • Understand graph transformations on the coordinate plane
  • Explore graphing absolute value
  • Define vocabulary terms including, translation and reflection
  • Examine the general absolute value equation