Posted by Amy on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 5:52pm.
when working with numbers (negative and positive)inside absolute value bars are they considered positive and bars removed?

MAth  Reiny, Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:34pm
Do all calculations inside the bars following the usual rules of arithmetic.
If your answer is positive, make that your answer.
If your answer is negative, ignore the negative sign, and state the positive result.
That is  anything in here  will always produce a positive (or zero) result.

MAth  Reiny, Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:48pm
as it applies to your previous problem
30/10 + 2+7/5 x 8
= 30/10 3 + 5/5x8
= 3 + 5/5*8
= 3 + 1*8
= 3+8
= 11

small typo  MAth  Reiny, Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:52pm
the second line of the solution should say :
= 30/10 + 5/5x8
has no effect on the rest

MAth  Amy, Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:05pm
ok
new problem 32/8  9x2 + 4 =
32/8  18 + 4 = 10
am I on the right track

MAth  Reiny, Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:53pm
Yessss!!!
Looks like you got it
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