If x = - 5, what is |x - 7|?

harpazo Pure Mathematics Banned Aug 8, 2018 #1 Mar 20, 2018 5,857 361 83 NYC Aug 8, 2018 #1 If x = - 5, what is |x - 7|?

TheJason Administrator Staff member Administrator Moderator Sep 23, 2018 #2 Jan 25, 2018 2,502 532 113 www.facebook.com Sep 23, 2018 #2 \(\displaystyle |x - 7|\) given: \(\displaystyle x = - 5\) so \(\displaystyle |(-5) - 7|\) \(\displaystyle |-13|\) \(\displaystyle 13\) The absolute value of a negative number is positive. Last edited: Sep 23, 2018

\(\displaystyle |x - 7|\) given: \(\displaystyle x = - 5\) so \(\displaystyle |(-5) - 7|\) \(\displaystyle |-13|\) \(\displaystyle 13\) The absolute value of a negative number is positive.

harpazo Pure Mathematics Banned Sep 23, 2018 #3 Mar 20, 2018 5,857 361 83 NYC Sep 23, 2018 #3 This is a practice problem unless indicated otherwise.

harpazo Pure Mathematics Banned Sep 25, 2018 #4 Mar 20, 2018 5,857 361 83 NYC Sep 25, 2018 #4 TheJason said: \(\displaystyle |x - 7|\) given: \(\displaystyle x = - 5\) so \(\displaystyle |(-5) - 7|\) \(\displaystyle |-13|\) \(\displaystyle 13\) The absolute value of a negative number is positive. Click to expand... Wrong. What is |-5 -7|? |-12| 12

TheJason said: \(\displaystyle |x - 7|\) given: \(\displaystyle x = - 5\) so \(\displaystyle |(-5) - 7|\) \(\displaystyle |-13|\) \(\displaystyle 13\) The absolute value of a negative number is positive. Click to expand... Wrong. What is |-5 -7|? |-12| 12

TheJason Administrator Staff member Administrator Moderator Oct 5, 2018 #5 Jan 25, 2018 2,502 532 113 www.facebook.com Oct 5, 2018 #5 My bad, @harpazo. Just nothing thinking. Think McFly!

harpazo Pure Mathematics Banned Oct 5, 2018 #6 Mar 20, 2018 5,857 361 83 NYC Oct 5, 2018 #6 You need to go BACK TO THE FUTURE with math.