Mathematics
JuliusMccannon
2015-11-07 23:14:09
what is the difference between I-3I and -3
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Starr229
2015-11-08 01:29:24

The absolute value of a number is its distance away from 0. An easy rule to remember with absolute value is that it makes negative numbers positive, and has no effect on positive numbers. Therefore, |-3|=3 while -3=-3.

Bluekitty1802
2015-11-08 01:30:39

the absolute value just tells you how far away the number is from 0 so |-3|=|3|=3 |-3|=3 but -3=3 the difference is that the first one tells the distance while the 2nd one is including the direction (to the left of 0)

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