Calculus: Early Transcendentals 8th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285741552
ISBN 13: 978-1-28574-155-0

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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