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

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

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-3+.2 = -2.8 |-2.8| = 2.8
The absolute value of any number is always positive.
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.

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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.
I still dont understand it still looks like -3+.2 = -5 where do you get the 2.8 from sorry i just dont understand
its -3 + 0.2 = 2.8
-3 is -3.0 When you perform arithmetic on decimal numbers, you have to line up the decimal points.
oh got it now sorry i suck at math thanks everyone for helping me :)
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