Absolute Value Functions (Part 2)
Temperature in Toronto
Toronto is a city at the border of the United States and Canada, just north of Buffalo, New York. Here are twelve guesses of the average temperature of Toronto, in degrees Celsius, in February 2017.
5, 2, -5, 3, 0, -1, 1.5, 4, -2.5, 6, 4, -0.5
The actual average temperature of Toronto in February 2017 was 0 degree Celsius.
1) Use this information to sketch a scatter plot representing the guesses, , and the corresponding absolute guessing errors, .
2) What rule can you write to find the output given the input?
The Distance Function
The function gives the distance of from 0 on the number line.
Complete the table. Write the values for the labeled cells in the answer boxes below.
3) Cell A
4) Cell B
5) Cell C
6) Cell D
7) Cell E
8) Cell F
9) Cell G
10) Cell H
11) Cell I
12) Cell J
13) Sketch a graph of function .
Andre and Elena are trying to write a rule for this function.
14) Explain why both equations correctly represent the function .
Moving Graphs Around
Graph the functions and . Experiment with different values of and and observe what happens to the graphs.
15) How does changing change the graph?
16) How does changing change the graph?
More Moving Graphs Around
Here are five equations and four graphs.
Equation 1: Equation 2: Equation 3: Equation 4: Equation 5:
Match each equation with a graph that represents it. Write the letter of the graph that corresponds to each equation. One equation has no match. (Write "No match" for this equation.)
17) Equation 1
18) Equation 2
19) Equation 3
20) Equation 4
21) Equation 5
22) For the equation without a match, sketch a graph on the blank coordinate plane.