posted by Sam
If the absolute value of a negative number is 2.78, what is the distance on the number line between the number and its absolute value? Explain your answer.
**I think it would be 2.78 because isn't the absolute value the distance from zero? So wouldn't it be the same?
I'm confused. Can someone please help.
The number is negative, so it is -2.78
Its absolute value is +2.78
So, the distance between the two is 5.56
They are equal distances from 0, but in opposite directions.
If u plot the point -8.85 on a number line, would u place it to the left or the right of -8.8? explain