Graph f(x)=|cos(x)|

Find the absolute value vertex. In this case, the vertex for is .
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To find the coordinate of the vertex, set the inside of the absolute value equal to . In this case, .
Solve the equation to find the coordinate for the absolute value vertex.
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Take the inverse cosine of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the cosine.
The exact value of is .
The cosine function is positive in the first and fourth quadrants. To find the second solution, subtract the reference angle from to find the solution in the fourth quadrant.
Simplify .
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To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Combine fractions.
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Combine and .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify the numerator.
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Multiply by .
Subtract from .
Find the period of .
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The period of the function can be calculated using .
Replace with in the formula for period.
The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .
Divide by .
The period of the function is so values will repeat every radians in both directions.
, for any integer
Consolidate the answers.
, for any integer
, for any integer
Replace the variable with in the expression.
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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The absolute value can be graphed using the points around the vertex
Graph f(x)=|cos(x)|

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