anonymous
  • anonymous
.__. What's the difference between |-3| and -3?
Mathematics
  • Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
SOLVED
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
katieb
  • katieb
I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
Any ideas?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Pff no. Other than the |'s no xD My other one got deleted that I asked, oddly so. :T
anonymous
  • anonymous
Are you taking a test?

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.

More answers

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

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.