To find the coordinate of the vertex, set the inside of the absolute value equal to . In this case, .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Replace the variable with in the expression.

Simplify .

Simplify each term.

Add and .

The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

The absolute value vertex is .

The domain of the expression is all real numbers except where the expression is undefined. In this case, there is no real number that makes the expression undefined.

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Substitute the value into . In this case, the point is .

Replace the variable with in the expression.

Simplify the result.

Simplify each term.

Add and .

The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

The final answer is .

Substitute the value into . In this case, the point is .

Replace the variable with in the expression.

Simplify the result.

Simplify each term.

Add and .

The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

The final answer is .

Substitute the value into . In this case, the point is .

Replace the variable with in the expression.

Simplify the result.

Simplify each term.

Add and .

The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

The final answer is .

The absolute value can be graphed using the points around the vertex

Graph f(x)=-0.5|x+3|-2