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 - Vocabulary and Readiness Check: 9

Answer

The distance between a real number $a$ and $0$ is called the $absolute value$ of $a$.

Work Step by Step

An absolute value of a number is the distance between it and $0$, with no consideration for sign.
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