## EmogirlAtEmoooocow one year ago Which list of values is ordered from least to greatest? A. |–5|, 0, 3, –|–4| B. –7, –|–3|, 0, |–4| C. –|6|, |–3|, 1, 4 D. |–12|, –|–5|, 2, |–8|

1. anonymous

c

2. EmogirlAtEmoooocow

3. EmogirlAtEmoooocow

@ummm

4. anonymous

Everything thing in the absolute values symbols gets turned into a positive as far as I know. So if you turn the numbers inside those into positive numbers then can you see which is the right one?

5. anonymous

$-\left| -5 \right|=-5$ however $\left| -5 \right| = +5$

6. EmogirlAtEmoooocow

so its a?

7. EmogirlAtEmoooocow

@KyanTheDoodle can you help ?

8. KyanTheDoodle

If it hasn't already been said, the bars on the sides of a number make it positive.

9. EmogirlAtEmoooocow

im still confuse

10. KyanTheDoodle

However, if there is a negative sign outside of the lines, that makes it negative again.

11. anonymous

You make the numbers inside the bars positive then you can get rid of them. if there is a sign outside of the bars apply that.

12. KyanTheDoodle

Ok. So draw a horizontal line, and then a little circle in the middle of it. Like this: |dw:1441990940438:dw|

13. KyanTheDoodle

The space to the left of the circle is negative, and the space to the right of the circle is positive.

14. EmogirlAtEmoooocow

okay

15. EmogirlAtEmoooocow

now im thinking its a.

16. KyanTheDoodle

Ok. Let's try it out.

17. KyanTheDoodle

There's an issue with that answer. The bars outside of -5 make it positive remember? So it'd be the greatest instead of the least.

18. EmogirlAtEmoooocow

oh okay so cross off A

19. KyanTheDoodle

Yes. Now let's look at B.

20. EmogirlAtEmoooocow

k

21. KyanTheDoodle

I don't see anything wrong with B, do you?

22. EmogirlAtEmoooocow

no

23. KyanTheDoodle

24. EmogirlAtEmoooocow

ty

25. KyanTheDoodle

No problem.