Let's graph first and then we can compare it to the graph of the parent function
To graph the function, let's make a table of values first!
Now we can plot these ordered pairs on a coordinate plane and connect them to get the graph of Notice that is a transformation of and the graph of is V-shaped. Thus, will also be a V-shaped graph.
To compare our graph to the graph let's draw them on one coordinate plane.
As we can see, the graph of is a vertical translation units up of the graph