Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.3 - The Real Numbers - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 8

Answer

absolute; $|a|$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: For any real number $a$, $|a|$ represents the distance of $a$ from zero. Thus, the distance from $0$ to $a$ on a number line is called the absolute value of $a$, denoted by $|a|$.
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