Doug C. answered • 06/21/18

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Hi Madeline,

You might want to start using the Desmos online graphing calculator to help answer questions like this.

Here is a graph containing the parent function (y=|x|), a vertical stretch for the parent (y=3|x|), and the function for this question.

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/6mwiqvnspm

You will see that y =-3|x| is reflects the 3|x| function over the x-axis.

To find h(-3) you are evaluating -3|-3| = -3 (3) = -9. And so on for the other x values.

Madeline J.

06/21/18