This is an important yet simple concept to grasp

http://www.khanacademy.org/v/absolute-value-1?p=Algebra%20I%20Worked%20Examples

An easy way to think of absolute value is to remember that when you are asked about the absolute value of a number, its asking how far away the number is from zero. So dont think of absolute value as simply removing a numbers' negative status.

hah, thx for the insight here!

ReplyDeleteThis is fantastic. Wish I knew about this when I was in school.

ReplyDeleteThanks a lot. I love absolute values.

ReplyDeleteThanks for the tip!

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ReplyDeletei was always good at doing absolute values but i didn't know it was for seeing how far away the number is from zero. thanks the tip :D

ReplyDeleteGood tip! Thanks!

ReplyDeleteI feel smart for knowing such simple concepts. Ha.

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ReplyDeleteI've always thought of it as removing the negative number: thanks for the correction!

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