D dixie New member Joined Aug 16, 2006 Messages 1 Aug 16, 2006 #1 Find the absolute value of each number: . . .-26 . . .126 . . .-1.2 . . .-1/2

pka Elite Member Joined Jan 29, 2005 Messages 8,245 Aug 16, 2006 #2 Strictly speaking, the absolute value of a number is its distance from zero. So plot each of the numbers on a number line. Then say how many units the number is from zero. Remember that distance is never negative.

Strictly speaking, the absolute value of a number is its distance from zero. So plot each of the numbers on a number line. Then say how many units the number is from zero. Remember that distance is never negative.