Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 26: 11



Work Step by Step

1. Absolute value means a number that is always positive, so the absolute values of negative numbers turn to positive, and the absolute value of positive numbers stay positive. So, the absolute value of $-\frac{2}{5}$ is $\frac{2}{5}$. 2. There is a negative outside of the absolute value sign, so that turns the entire number negative, $-\frac{2}{5}$.
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