Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Symbols and Sets of Numbers - Practice: 12

Answer

a. $|7| = 7$ b. $|-8| = 8$ c. $|\frac{2}{3}| = \frac{2}{3}$ d. $0 = 0$ e. $|-3.06| = 3.06$

Work Step by Step

The $|x|$ symbols are absolute value signs and refer to how far away a number is from 0, without any regard to its sign. From this, the answer is always the positive of the number within the absolute value symbols.
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