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: 12



Work Step by Step

1. Absolute value means a number that is always positive, so the absolute value of negative numbers turn positive, and the absolute value of positive numbers stay positive. Therefore, the absolute value of $-\frac{7}{10}$ is $\frac{7}{10}$. 2. There is a negative outside the absolute value sign so it turns the entire number negative, $-\frac{7}{10}$
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