## College Algebra 7th Edition

RECALL: The function $y=f(x)-c$ involves a vertical shift of $c$ units downward of the parent function $f(x)$ when $c \gt 0$. The given function is in the same format as the equation above, and has $c=1$. This means that the graph of $y=|x|-1$ involves a vertical shift of $1$ unit downward of the parent function $y=|x|$ Thus, to graph the given function: (1) Graph the parent function $y=|x|$ . (Refer to the red graph in the attached image below) (2) Shift the parent function 1 unit downward. (Refer to the blue graph in the attached image above.)