College Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter P - Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 12

Answer

absolute value the number itself the number without the negative sign

Work Step by Step

The notation $|x|$ is read the absolute value of $x$. If $x\geq0$, then $|x|=$ the number itself. If $x\lt0$, then $|x|=$ the number without the negative sign. This is mentioned on the bottom of page 9.
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