Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.4 Positive and Negative Real Numbers - 1.4 Exercise Set: 79

Answer

Yes, absolute value is always positive because a distance on a number line cannot be negative.

Work Step by Step

Absolute value is defined as the distance from zero on the number line; therefore, it is always positive.
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