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How does one make a graph like f(x) = |x|, but in the third quadrant the slope is different from the 1st quadrant?

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How does one make a graph like f(x) = |x|, but in the third quadrant the slope is different from the 1st quadrant?

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You might want to be more specific in your question. What you said doesn't really make much sense. When you want a graph like f(x) = |x|, what do you mean?

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You might want to be more specific in your question. What you said doesn't really make much sense. When you want a graph like f(x) = |x|, what do you mean?

Ok, what I mean is that if you picture the point at which the function bends as an angle, I STILL want the angle to be at the origin, however I don't want the y axis to bisect the angle

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[tex] y = \left(\frac{a+b}{2} \right) |x| + \left(\frac{a-b}{2} \right) x [/tex]

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[tex] y = \left(\frac{a+b}{2} \right) |x| + \left(\frac{a-b}{2} \right) x [/tex]

Ah! This was EXACTLY what I was looking for- even better! This was for a physics problem, so really I wanted only one function. Thank you!

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