Graphing the Absolute Value Function y = a|x -h| + k

Please be patient! On some machines the graph may take a short time to appear.
  • On the left you will see a graph of
     a|x-b| + c.
  • Below the graph you will find three sliders. These sliders will control the values of the coefficients a, b, and c.
  • Move a slider to see how varying one of the coefficients changes the graph. 
  • Experiment to see how the graph changes as you alter more than one coefficient at a time!


This applet was developed by David Williams, a student at Temple University.  1/2004

This applet uses Java Components for Mathematics Version 1.0 (NSF DUE-9950473). 
The jcm1.0-config.jar file should be in the same folder as this html file to execute properly.