## Algebra 1

$y=|x|-5.5$
The graph of $y=|x|+k$, where $k$ is a negative number, translates the graph $y=|x|$ down $k$ units. When we substitute $-5.5$ for $k$, the equation represents $y=|x|$, translated $5.5$ units down. This gives us the equation $y=|x|-5.5$