TACHS Math : Absolute value of integers

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Example Questions

Example Question #3 : Math

Solve:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The lines on either side of the negative integer represent that we need to find its absolute value. The absolute value of a number is its real distance from zero on a number line; therefore, we need to calculate how many spaces the number is tot he left of zero on a number line. This number is a distance from zero and will not be negative. All absolute values are positive.

Therefore, the absolute value—or distance from zero—is the following:

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