# Graph the equation: y = (the absolute value of x + 3) - 2

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The function y = |x + 3| - 2. For values of x < -3, y = -(x + 3) - 2 = -x - 3 - 2 = -x - 5

For x `>=` 3, y = x + 3 - 2 = x - 1

**The graph of this function is:**