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anonymous

  • one year ago

Do I multiply -3 to |-6+8| to find my answer? ( Orginal equation : -3|-6+8|=? )

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  1. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    hmmm.... I would solve the problem inside the absolute value sign and then take the absolute value of it using absolve value rules...

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    order of operations will have you compute the absolute value first :)

  3. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    so what is -6+8 ?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    2 😃

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So -3|2| now

  6. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    yes so you have 3 abs(2) since 2 is already a positive number taking the absolute value of 2 is just 2 so what is 3 x 2?

  7. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    I meant -3 x 2

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ohhhhh okay so once I solve the absolute value the " | | " go away?

  9. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    oh my... I'm a mess.. you have -3 abs(2).. 2 is already a positive number inside the absolute value signs, so taking the absolute value of 2 will just be 2 and then you will have -3 x 2

  10. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    it goes according to the absolute value rules.. if you have abs(2) . taking that absolute value of a positive number is just that positive number abs(2) is just 2

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    And then the answer is -6 ?

  12. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    if you have a negative number inside the absolute value, taking the absolute number will make it positive .. ex abs(-5).. taking that absolute value will be 5 and yes the answer is -6

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Ohhhhh okay so wait if I have a positive number |7| will it turn negative when I take the absolute value?

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    and be -7 ?

  15. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    no any positive number inside the absolute value signs.. will still be positive. all results of taking absolute values are positive regardless of the situation

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Oh okay always postive .. must sketch that into my cerebro lol thank you so much sorry if I confused you lol

  17. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    http://www.themathpage.com/alg/absolute-value.htm read the first sentence.

  18. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    plus that site has practice problems

  19. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Omg thanks that cleared things up lol thank you so much ! I was a bit like okay kinda get it and now I understand it way better

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