# Absolute Value Antics!

## Examine the animation below. It's related to the *Absolute Value Function.* Can you tell what's going on? The explanation is below the animation.

When the number **1** is added to the variable *x* & inside the *absolute value sandwich,* the "V" goes to the left; when the number **1** is subtracted from the variable *x* & inside the *absolute value sandwich,* the "V" goes to the right; when the number **1** is added to the variable *x* but outside the *absolute value sandwich,* the "V" goes upward; when the number **1** is subtracted from the variable *x* but outside the *absolute value sandwich,* the "V" goes downward!

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