Week 3: Absolute Values – Day 1

As Distances

The absolute value of x can be interpreted as its distance from zero. Similarly, |x – 5| is the distance of the number x from 5. Interpret the following absolute value expressions as distances.

1. |x – 10|

2. |x + 4|

3. |6x|

4. |2 – x|

5. |2 + x|

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