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ShadowysBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
mathematical description or layman description?
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ShadowysBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
x > x if x>0, or x if x<0
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ShadowysBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
lol that's the mathematical description. in layman terms, if x is positive, like 4, then the absolute value of it is 4. if x is negative, like 5, then the absolute value of it is 5.
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sasogeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how do u determine it?
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EulerGroupieBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Do you have an example?
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sasogeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
find the absolute value of x
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EulerGroupieBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I liked @Shadowys 's description.
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EulerGroupieBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
His mathematical description was a great answer for your question.
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sasogeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i know if i have x the solution is x=x that i know. my question is, how do you arrive at that conclusion... proof?
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ShadowysBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
it's the definition. the proof is the first line i gave you. the mathematical description.
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EulerGroupieBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It's only x if x is positive. It is x if x is negative. It's one of those things that is so simple that it becomes tricky again. Say we are looking for x and x is 4... the answer is 4... but from the perspective of the original x, the answer is (4)=4.
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sasogeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
google: "The magnitude of a real number without regard to its sign" i don't see that in ur description/definition/proof.... there's nothing related to magnitudes :/
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EulerGroupieBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I've never seen a more rigorous proof than the piecewise description given by @Shadowys . The literal meaning is: distance from the origin.
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ShadowysBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i.e. that's the layman terms. also, i.e. that's in terms of vectors. 4>4 2>2 x>x, for x>0
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sasogeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i don't think it's enough to settle with x=x, z=z ...
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sasogeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it doesn't make sense
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ShadowysBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
x > x if x>0, or x if x<0 this is the definition. in fact, it's called the absolute value function. that means it must be like that. MUST
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ShadowysBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
there is no why in this. it is defined that way. the reason you're learning this because this particular function has importance in geometrical analysis.
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sasogeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
let's just say there is a why. there's a reason for everything, if not i could just make my own math rules and say everyone MUST follow that rule.... unless u don't know the answer to the why in this... :/
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ShadowysBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes. you can make your own rules, if they have an importance in something and if they conform to the original rules of mathematics.
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sasogeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well i'm still not satisfied with the given answer.
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ZarkonBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
if x<0 then x is negative...so x is positive thus x=x
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sasogeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@Shadowys would you say that y+1=y+1?
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ZarkonBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
if \(y+1<0\) then \(y+1=(y+1)\)
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sasogeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what's with the magnitude mentioned in the definition by google?
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sasogeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
magnitude is distance... right?
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EulerGroupieBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
From a linear geometric perspective, yes. If we are talking about pressure, for example, not really.
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ZarkonBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
the absolute value of a number is its distanceto the origin
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sasogeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay now this makes more sense than the earlier explanation/definition... thanks :)
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