|Finding absolute values|
|Exercise Name:||Finding absolute values|
|Math Missions:||6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Algebra basics Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission|
|Types of Problems:||1|
The Finding absolute values exercise appears under the 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Algebra basics Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise introduces the concept of absolute value.
Types of Problems
There is one type of problem in this exercise:
- Find the absolute value: This problem provides an absolute value problem and asks the user to find the outcome of the expression.
- The absolute value is the magnitude of the distance from zero.
- More algebraically, absolute value of a positive number is the number, whereas absolute value of a negative number is the opposite of that number.
- Sometimes it is convenient to think of absolute value as the "positive" of the number provided.
- The numbers on this exercise can sometimes involve decimals.
- The answer will always be positive (except possibly zero).
- Absolute value can be used to describe distances between sea level.
- Negative numbers are used to describe values on a scale that goes below zero, such as the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales for temperature.