How to graph x=|y|?
so there are no negative values of y. the bottom left quadrant is translated into the top
so is this the same exact graph as y=|x|?
thats y = absolute value of x since x can never be negative
just bounces back from the origin
what he said! :D
wait isnt that backwards?
whichever term has absolute value can only ever be in a positive area
oh. so x=|y| is the sideways one?
no, absolute value of y means the graph can never go into the bottom. the bottom half is negative for y. y can never be negative
y can be negative cant it? if you try to make a table of points, then its just that x can never be negative isnt it
no if you have stated \[\left| y \right|\] then you are saying "y can never be negative"
\[\left| x \right|\] x can never be negative
\[\left| cupcake \right|\] cupcake can never be negative
\[hippo = \left| cupcake \right|\] |dw:1351030947140:dw|
i still dont get it
you got that?
okay so what do you want to do. x = absolute value of y, or y = absolute value of x?
x= abs val of y
okay so what is y when x is 1?
cool, and when x is 2 y is 2, x is 3 y is 3, x is giraffe y is giraffe. okay what is y when x is -1