1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data If f(x) is equal to... x+9 if x<-3 -2x if |x|[tex]\leq[/tex] 3 -6 if x > 3 2. The attempt at a solution The first and third "segments" of when the function is defined as being x+9 and -6 are pretty straightforward to me, however I am unaware of the significance of the placement of the absolute value of x in the middle if statement of when the function is equal to -2x. Is it significant at all? Does this imply this function is undefined when -3 < x < 0? Or is it, as my initial hunch was, really just some type of a distraction?