Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - Review Exercises - Page 695: 12



Work Step by Step

The absolute value of a number represents the distance between that number and 0 on the number line. Therefore, the absolute value of a number $a$ will be: $a$ when $a\geq0$ $-a$ when $a\lt0$ $15\gt0$ Therefore, $-|15|=-(15)=-15$.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.