There are four quadrants to consider.
- In the first quadrant, both \(x\) and \(y\) are positive so the inequality becomes \(x < y\).
- In the second, \(x\) is negative so \(|x|=-x\) and we have \(-x < y\).
- In the third, it becomes \(-x < -y\), i.e. \(x > y\).
- In the fourth, \(x < -y\), i.e. \(y < -x\).
We thus have the following sketch. The shaded regions satisfy the inequality. The dotted lines indicate that these are not included within the defined region.