# Why doesn't absolute value affect a sideways parabola?

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So I have the equation #x=abs((y-1)^2+2# , and when I plug it in to a graphing calculator website (Desmos), it shows the same thing if I plug in #x=(y-1)^2+2# . Does that mean that they are the same graph... in other words, does absolute value not affect a sideways (aka sleeping) parabola?

Thanks!

So I have the equation

Thanks!

##### 1 Answer

Jan 5, 2018

It does, you have misunderstood a concept.

#### Explanation:

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