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The graph of y = -1/2 |x + 4| - 3 can be obtained from the graph of y = |x| by which transformation?

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Start with y = |x|.
 
Stretch by 1/2 vertically: y → y/(1/2)
 
y/(1/2) = |x| or y = (1/2) |x|
 
Translate by <-4,-3>: x → x - (-4) = x + 4; y → y - (-3) = y + 3
 
y + 3 = (1/2) |x + 4| or y = (1/2) |x + 4| - 3

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