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Equations with absolute value

  1. Feb 5, 2008 #1
    In equations dealing with absolute value sometimes the answer to the equation does not coorospond with the absolute value. Why is this?
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 5, 2008 #2
    simply put i believe when you have an the absolute value is how far the number is away from zero on the number line. So if you had the absolute value of -4, it would be four.

    try this for further understanding, including the real mathmatical definition

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