ACT Math 3.3 Pre-Algebra

ACT Math Pre-Algebra Drill 3, Problem 3. Find the absolute value.

ACT MathPre-Algebra
ACT MathematicsPre-Algebra
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Pre-AlgebraAbsolute value
Absolute value and ordering numbers by value
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These bar thingies are absolute value signs.

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And we know this is a negative sign.

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This here is a decimal -- often pronounced "point." In... "American," anyway

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So we read the problem as "the absolute value of negative six point two three."

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And as in all absolute value problems, it is only measuring how far the point is from the origin.

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This thing. Number line.

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It's always a positive number, so in this case, its 6.23 units

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to the right from 0 on the Number Line...

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...and the answer is E.

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As in, "Eh."