# maths HELP

Unsure as to how are the coordinates calculated, the answer is (-4,-5)
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Unsure as to how are the coordinates calculated, the answer is (-4,-5)

Just looking at the equation shoiuld give you some ideas? Any thoughts?

Edit, even if you subbed some values into the equation, you should be able to reason about the minimum point. So x=0, -2, -4, -6 say?
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Original post by mqb2766
Just looking at the equation shoiuld give you some ideas? Any thoughts?

Edit, even if you subbed some values into the equation, you should be able to reason about the minimum point. So x=0, -2, -4, -6 say?

You should equate the two equations of the modulus one negative and one positive to find the x value and then find the y value for that, but im unsure as to why you equate them.
Equate:

2|x+4|-5 = 2|-x-4|-5

2x + 8 - 5 = -2x - 8 - 5

2x + 3 = -2x - 13

4x = -16

x = -4

And then sub x = -4 into the y= equation and solve to find y which will give you y= -5

Coordinates are therefore (-4, -5)
You should equate the two equations of the modulus one negative and one positive to find the x value and then find the y value for that, but im unsure as to why you equate them.

You equate the two equations because the point where they both meet, the coordinates will be the same, so essentially y=y and x=x
So basically youâ€™re setting y=y and setting both equations equal to y.
Itâ€™s just a way of eliminating y I think, so your only unknown variable is x, like solving simultaneous equations to find x and y only itâ€™s equations of graphs
You should equate the two equations of the modulus one negative and one positive to find the x value and then find the y value for that, but im unsure as to why you equate them.

If you're finding the value of the function, you simply sub the value in. Have you tried?
You could equate the positive and negative of the modulus, but that would be overly complex?
The modulus satisfies
|.| >= 0
so the mimumum value of the function must be when the modulus is zero, so x = ...?
The question is very similar to a completed square form, except it uses the modulus instead of squaring. However the effect is similar. The minimum occurs when (.)^2 = 0 or |.| = 0. That gives the x and y values directly.
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Original post by mqb2766
If you're finding the value of the function, you simply sub the value in. Have you tried?
You could equate the positive and negative of the modulus, but that would be overly complex?
The modulus satisfies
|.| >= 0
so the mimumum value of the function must be when the modulus is zero, so x = ...?
The question is very similar to a completed square form, except it uses the modulus instead of squaring. However the effect is similar.

Thank you I do get it now, x=-4 when the modulus is 0 therefore y=-5.
Thank you I do get it now, x=-4 when the modulus is 0 therefore y=-5.

Exactly. You can solve it algebraically, but its simply not necessary when the function is expressed like this.
Original post by mqb2766
If you're finding the value of the function, you simply sub the value in. Have you tried?
You could equate the positive and negative of the modulus, but that would be overly complex?
The modulus satisfies
|.| >= 0
so the mimumum value of the function must be when the modulus is zero, so x = ...?
The question is very similar to a completed square form, except it uses the modulus instead of squaring. However the effect is similar. The minimum occurs when (.)^2 = 0 or |.| = 0. That gives the x and y values directly.

Why were we never taught this in a level maths ðŸ˜…ðŸ˜…
Weâ€™ve been made equate the positive and negative of the modulus all this time for nothing
Original post by catgirl18
Why were we never taught this in a level maths ðŸ˜…ðŸ˜…
Weâ€™ve been made equate the positive and negative of the modulus all this time for nothing