I recently got acquainted to the max min functions. They seem quite confusing to understand and plot.
For example: $min (|x|,|y|)=1$
What does this mean?
I sense these mean that first we plot the equality; And then cancel those portions of the graph that lie above another portion of graph to get the minimum graph.
I reduce this function into:
$ |x|=1 $ or $ |y|=1 $
$x=1,-1 $ or $ y=1,-1 $
Plotting these I get this.
On cancelling the portions of the graph which have some of the graph below them we get this.
But desmos tells me the graph is this.
Obviously my understanding of the functions is incorrect.
Can somebody walk me through how to make and understand the graph in the example I mentioned. Or you could use any other similar example as you wish.
I would be happy to further clarify the question if anyone asks.