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Double Simplifying Negatives and Absolute Values The absolute value measures how far a number is from 0. Since distance is always positive, the absolute value of a number is always positive. A double also negative makes a number positive. Problem 6: Simplify. -|7-1| Solution Step 1: First, subtract. 7-1 =6 Thus, | 7 - 1 | =| 6 | Solution Step 2: Then, - | 7 - 1 | = - | 6 |= -(6) = -6

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Double Simplifying Negatives and Absolute Values The absolute value measures how far a number is from 0. Since distance is always positive, the absolute value of a number is always positive. A double also negative makes a number positive. Problem 6: Simplify. -|7-1| Solution Step 1: First, subtract. 7-1 =6 Th...

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