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## 6th grade

### Unit 5: Lesson 7

Comparing absolute values- Comparing absolute values on the number line
- Compare and order absolute values
- Placing absolute values on the number line
- Comparing absolute values
- Testing solutions to absolute value inequalities
- Comparing absolute values challenge
- Interpreting absolute value
- Interpreting absolute value
- Negative numbers FAQ

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# Placing absolute values on the number line

Learn how to place | - 27 |, -17, -28, and 22.4 on the number line.

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- 1:00So basiclly ur turning neg. and pos. into their opposites?(9 votes)
- Yep exactaly good job(1 vote)

- I have noticed a thing.

a physics video(I am 6th grade)= 9 minute video

a math video(6th grade) = 2 or 1 minute video

Why is it so? Can anyone answer me?

(BTW) I know that this is out of context, and I maybe dumb, but I am just curious)(4 votes)- I think that for the math videos Sal is working through math problems to show a concept and that doesn't take very long, whereas the physics videos are explaining ideas. I'm just guessing, but I hope that helps. :)(4 votes)

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- I think you had a stroke my guy.(3 votes)

- ha hummmmmmmmmmmmmm yabba yabba yaaaa ha hummmmmmmmmmmmmm yabba yabba yaaaa ha hummmmmmmmmmmmmm yabba yabba yaaaa ha hjmmmmmmmmmmmmm yabba yabba ya(4 votes)
- the fact that this got so much attention, by just spamming the keyboard is hilarious.(2 votes)

- wow I am probably the only one using khan acedemy(3 votes)
- u have to put the questions order from recent not most votes, thne u will see some other people using it at ur time of month.(2 votes)

- This video allows you to get Inf energy points with a glitch lol(4 votes)
- I still don't understand why negative numbers have less value if they are at the same distance as 0(3 votes)
- They are less then zero, lets say that I hade 2 cookies, my friend ate them and said Give me another one. I would be in debt of 1 cookie, or I had -1 cookies. Think of it as zero minus a number.(0 votes)

- I'm confused on how the greater and less than signs sometimes I'm right and sometimes I'm wrong what am I not getting about these less than greater signs and questions(2 votes)
- The easiest way to remember which is less than or greater is to think of a hungry crocodile - it wants to eat the most so the way the mouth faces is where the biggest number is located so 3 < 5 because the mouth faces the 5. The other method which works for some people is the small end of the sign points to the small number. Does that help?(2 votes)

- i wonder why -27 is just 27 but it has the negative symbol on it ?(2 votes)
- If the question is, "What's the
*absolute value*of -27" then the answer will be +27 because absolute values are never, ever positive.

-27 is**not**27, but their absolute value is 27.(1 vote)

- Quick video but still really helpful. Thanks!(2 votes)

## Video transcript

What we have here is four different values some of them expressed with negative numbers or absolute value, and what I want to do is sort them from least to greatest, where the least is on the left and the greatest is on the right. So sort from least to greatest. And like always, I encourage you to pause the video and try to work through it on your own. So assuming you have, you had a try at it, so the easiest way I can think about it, well let's just, let's just plot them all on a number line. And you might want to draw it out or eventually you kind of have a number line in your head, and you can think about it that way. So let's first think about the absolute value of value of -27. So what is the absolute value of -27? Well it's just going to be +27. This right over here is the same thing as +27, because -27 is 27 to the left of 0. 27 to the left of 0. So let's plot the absolute value of -27. Well it's really 27, so it's going to be right over here. So that is the absolute value of -27. It is +27. Alright, then we have -17. Well, -17, let's see each hash mark here is 3, so this is -9 and -12, -15. So -17 is gonna be right around there. So that is -17. And then we have -28. So we have -27 and each hash mark is 3, so -28 is going to be right over there. -28. And then finally we have -22.4. So let's see, we have 18, 21, 22 would be here, so 22.4 is going to be roughly right over there. So that is 22.4. So if we want to sort it from least to greatest, well, we just have to start at the left end of the number line. The smallest of them, or the least of them, is -28. Then we go to -17. -17. Then we go to 22.4. Then we go to 22.4. And then we go to the absolute value of -27, and we are done.