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carlenstar281

  • 3 years ago

Expalin!!!!! why is |-3+.2| = 2.8

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  1. wio
    • 3 years ago
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    -3+.2 = -2.8 |-2.8| = 2.8

  2. TammisaurusRex
    • 3 years ago
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    The absolute value of any number is always positive.

  3. amistre64
    • 3 years ago
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    the property of length | | does not rely on direction + - a 5 foot rule is the same length if it is measured from left to right, as it is if it is measured from right to left.

  4. tcarroll010
    • 3 years ago
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    Think of the number line where you have positive numbers to the right and negative numbers to the left. If you have a negative number, then that negative number with the absolute value sign around it can be thought of as the "distance" from zero. Distances are positive.

  5. carlenstar281
    • 3 years ago
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    I still dont understand it still looks like -3+.2 = -5 where do you get the 2.8 from sorry i just dont understand

  6. campbell_st
    • 3 years ago
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    its -3 + 0.2 = 2.8

  7. tcarroll010
    • 3 years ago
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    -3 is -3.0 When you perform arithmetic on decimal numbers, you have to line up the decimal points.

  8. carlenstar281
    • 3 years ago
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    oh got it now sorry i suck at math thanks everyone for helping me :)

  9. tcarroll010
    • 3 years ago
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    You're welcome! @carlenstar281

  10. tcarroll010
    • 3 years ago
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    Good luck to you in all of your studies, and thx for the recognition! @carlenstar281

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