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# Absolute Value?

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29 May 2006, 23:54
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Can somebody explain the concept of absolute value?There is a confusion everytime i sit down to solve the question involving the modulus function.

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30 May 2006, 00:36
Here is a good reference for Absloute Value basics
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/absolute.htm
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30 May 2006, 00:48
amansingla4 wrote:
Can somebody explain the concept of absolute value?There is a confusion everytime i sit down to solve the question involving the modulus function.

Thanks

I dont know about others but I find graphs to be a very useful way to solve modulus problems..

see the attachment..hope I dont confuse you even more
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Modulus.doc [29 KiB]

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30 May 2006, 02:35
Thanks...
But could you please explain with examples in which there is atleast one variable and is an inequality?
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30 May 2006, 03:06
amansingla4 wrote:
Thanks...
But could you please explain with examples in which there is atleast one variable and is an inequality?
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Aman

Didn't understand you, could you give a problem?. The graph method might not be helpful in each problem.
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