Posted by **Eliza** on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 5:23am.

How can absolute value help one to understand the size of a quantity? Give an example. I'll appreciate anyone's help thanks. :)

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**Damon**, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:35am
If you start at the origin and walk 100 meters right, you go to x = +100 meters

If you start at the origin and walk 100 meters left, you go to x = -100 meters.

In either case you walk 100 meters.

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**Hi**, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 4:18pm
Your MoM

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**malori**, Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 6:01pm
hi bros

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**Anjy**, Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:27pm
You just take the oppistie number for example if you take -6 and have the opposite if that it would be 6

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**stupid**, Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:20pm
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**Groter**, Monday, November 30, 2015 at 9:50pm
I have no idea....

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**Ally**, Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7:03pm
Let's say you swim downwards 20 ft(going down to negatives) and later you swim up 20 ft(going up to the positives).Either way,you swim 20 ft because that's your absolute value.

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**Th3 flooper**, Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:49pm
I don't knoW

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**Izzy**, Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 3:40pm
You just use the opposite number for example you can take -6 and it's opposite would be 6

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