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Absolute Value of $|-3 -2|$

$|-3 -2|$ is the distance between the points $-3$ and $-2$. If we solve it further then, in one way I get $|-5| = 5$. But $5$ is the distance between $0$ and $-5$ in this case. In other way, $2 ...
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Absolute Value Problem, Solution and Method

Please check my method and also if I have solved the following problem correctly: Problem: $f(x) = |x - \frac12| + |x + \frac12|$ If $x = -1$, then: $f(-1) = |-1 - \frac12| + |-1 + \frac12|$ From ...
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Is -5 bigger than -1?

In everyday language people often mix up "less than" and "smaller than" and in most situations it doesn't matter but when dealing with negative numbers this can lead to confusion. I am a mathematics ...
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Absolute values of 1-10 in a pyramid form

_ _ _ _ \/ \/ \/ _ _ _ \/ \/ _ _ \/ _ you have numbers 1-10. you can only use each number once and the number below is equal to the absolute ...