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Pff no. Other than the |'s no xD My other one got deleted that I asked, oddly so. :T
Are you taking a test?
Does it make it worth any less? Yeah, I am.
What is the definition of the absolute value of a number?
Are you supposed to ask other people to help you with the test? Or is it supposed to be your own work?
@allmightystew you are giving out answers and its wrong
@allmightystew please do not post only the answer.
the absolute value of a number is the distance the number is from zero ?
Yes, and is distance ever negative?
@allmightystew I don't even need the answer, I just need to attempt to explain to my teacher the difference. The slightest bit helps.
Sorry, I lagged out. Wasn't letting me reply. Um. No, it can only be positive; right?
Correct, the absolute value is the positive measure of the distance between the graph of the number and the origin on a number line.
Soo. Negative three is just as it is; and |-3| is just the number of places between on a numberline to 0?
What does |-3|=?
Correct, by definition.
Thanks. c: I appreciate it, though I did get a warning v - v I just didn't know how to explain it or anytthing. Thanks again.
So let's finish the question, OK?
Well, the only differnce now would be that -3 is less than 3. right?
We can replace |-3| with 3, right? Because |-3|=3.
What's the difference between |-3| and -3? becomes What's the difference between 3 and -3?
:o okay ythat makes sense. And the difference is 6 right?
Yes, in math when we say the difference between a and b we mean a-b, so here we would say the difference between 3 and -3 is 3-(-3)=6.
Yay Thank so much! that was really helpful i appreciate it sooo much
Do you see how the numbers fit into the definition of subtraction?
Do you know the definition of subtraction?
the process or skill of taking one number or amount away from another.
Yes, but I want the Algebraic formula for subtraction?