Posted by **Laurie** on Monday, June 1, 2009 at 1:13pm.

Calculate the value of

|7.3| – |–2.1|

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**ryan**, Monday, June 1, 2009 at 1:21pm
i think its 5.2

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**Laurie**, Monday, June 1, 2009 at 1:25pm
Thanks that is what I thought because you take the numbers and subtract them without the absolute value signs. Thanks!

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**MathMate**, Monday, June 1, 2009 at 1:27pm
Excellent, that's exactly what I would do:

|7.3| – |–2.1|

=7.3-2.1

=5.2

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