## anonymous one year ago explain the difference in the meaning between -3 and -3

1. pooja195

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2. pooja195

look at their postion on the number line

3. anonymous

yea and?

4. anonymous

$\left| -3 \right|and -3$

5. anonymous

you mean the absolute value of -3 and 3 or just -3 and 3 ??

6. anonymous

the difference between $\left| -3 \right| and -3$

7. anonymous

help?

8. anonymous

sorry...been having computer problems. all the absolute value is telling you is the number of spaces from 0 that you go. It is always positive, even when it says negative. | -3 | = 3.....because it is 3 spaces from 0. -3...well...it is just -3.