Posted by Eliza on .
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,
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,
Your MoM

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malori,
hi bros

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Anjy,
You just take the oppistie number for example if you take 6 and have the opposite if that it would be 6

buttox 
stupid,
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Groter,
I have no idea....

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Ally,
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,
I don't knoW

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Izzy,
You just use the opposite number for example you can take 6 and it's opposite would be 6