# MAth

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when working with numbers (negative and positive)inside absolute value bars are they considered positive and bars removed?

• MAth -

Do all calculations inside the bars following the usual rules of arithmetic.
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 -

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 -

the second line of the solution should say :
= 30/10 + |5|/5x8

has no effect on the rest

• MAth -

ok
new problem |-32|/8 - |9x2| + |4| =
32/8 - 18 + 4 = -10

am I on the right track

• MAth -

Yessss!!!
Looks like you got it

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