Posted by **Jon** on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 3:44pm.

Okay, I have a graph of the f(x). It is a parabola that opens up. What does the graph of f(|x|) look like (the absolute value). Is it the same, or flipped or translated? Can someone describe what it looks like to me please :)

- Calculus -
**TutorCat**, Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 4:18pm
plug in numbers and see for yourself!

y=x^2

y=(|x|)^2

are they or they not identical?

- Calculus -
**Louis**, Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 6:21pm
The absolute value of x is always positive; so is the square. So the shape will remain invariant under this transformation, and so will be its position.

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