SSAT Upper Level Math : How to find absolute value

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Example Question #1 : Absolute Value

Evaluate for :

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Example Question #4 : How To Find Absolute Value

Evaluate for  :

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Substitute 0.6 for  :

Example Question #3 : How To Find Absolute Value

Evaluate for :

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Substitute .

Example Question #173 : Integers

Which of the following sentences is represented by the equation 

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None of the other responses are correct.

The absolute value of the sum of a number and seven is three greater than the number.

The sum of three and the absolute value of the sum of a number is three less than the number.

The absolute value of the sum of a number and seven is three less than the number.

The sum of three and the absolute value of the sum of a number is three greater than the number.

Correct answer:

The absolute value of the sum of a number and seven is three less than the number.

Explanation:

 is the absolute value of , which in turn is the sum of a number and  seven and a number. Therefore,  can be written as "the absolute value of the sum of a number and seven". Since it is equal to , it is three less than the number, so the equation that corresponds to the sentence is 

"The absolute value of the sum of a number and seven is three less than the number."

Example Question #5 : How To Find Absolute Value

Define 

Evaluate .

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None of the other responses is correct.

Correct answer:

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Example Question #31 : Ssat Upper Level Quantitative (Math)

Define an operation  as follows:

For all real numbers ,

Evaluate: .

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None of the other responses is correct.

The expression is undefined.

Correct answer:

Explanation:

, or, equivalently,

Example Question #2 : How To Find Absolute Value

Define .

Evaluate .

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Correct answer:

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, or, equivalently,

Example Question #11 : How To Find Absolute Value

Define an operation  as follows:

For all real numbers ,

Evaluate .

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Correct answer:

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Example Question #692 : Arithmetic

Define .

Evaluate .

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Correct answer:

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Example Question #12 : How To Find Absolute Value

Define an operation  as follows:

For all real numbers ,

Evaluate 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

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