# Math

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?

1. Steve

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.

2. Anonymous

Dezz nuts

3. dede

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

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