## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

Point Success: $14,164$ feet Rainier: $14,416$ feet Matlalcueyetl: $14,636$ feet Steele: $16,624$ feet McKinley: $20,237$ feet
To sort the mountains from shortest to tallest, we first take the absolute value of the "altitude" column, and then arrange the numbers from smallest to largest: Point Success: $|14,164|=14,164$ feet Rainier: $|14,416|=14,416$ feet Matlalcueyetl: $|14,636|=14,636$ feet Steele: $|16,624|=16,624$ feet McKinley: $|20,237|=20,237$ feet (Here the absolute value does not change the values, as all the numbers are already positive.)