# Appendix A - Numbers, Inequalities, and Absolute Values - A Exercises - Page A9: 5

$5-\sqrt 5$

#### Work Step by Step

Start with absolute value expression: $|\sqrt 5-5|$ Since $\sqrt 5 -5$ is negative, we must find the negative of it to find the absolute value. $|\sqrt 5-5|=-(\sqrt 5 -5)=5-\sqrt 5$

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