anonymous
  • anonymous
Simplify -4|-5| - [2(-17)] I'd really like the steps to figuring out the answer. Also, I understand that the absolute value of -5 means it can be 5 or -5, but with an absolute answer, how can I be sure which I need to choose?
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schrodinger
  • schrodinger
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freckles
  • freckles
no |-5| is 5
freckles
  • freckles
| | will always given 0 or positive answer
freckles
  • freckles
|0|=0 |5|=5 |-5|=5 in other words if x is negative then |x|=-x and if x is positive then |x|=x

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freckles
  • freckles
if x is negative... |x|=-x is positive since -1*negative is positive
freckles
  • freckles
so you actually have: \[-4(5)-[2(-17)]\]
freckles
  • freckles
do you think you can continue from here?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes, then it is just order of operation.
freckles
  • freckles
yep

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