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Absolute value

2 videos
2 skills
You're about to learn how to find the distance between any two numbers using absolute value.

Absolute value to find distance

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Take the absolute value of the difference between two numbers to find the distance between tem. For example, |3 - 8| = 5.

Constructing and interpreting absolute value

VIDEO 7:20 minutes
Watch as we apply our understanding of absolute value and adding/subtracting negative numbers to solve some word problems.

Compare statements using absolute value and distance on number line

VIDEO 5:02 minutes
We're combining several different concepts in this example including absolute value, adding/subtracting negative numbers, number lines, and comparing statements by rewriting expressions. We'll walk you through it.

Absolute value to find distance 2

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Use your understanding of absolute value and distance to make some interesting mathematical statements in this conceptual exercise.