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Of the five coordinates associated with points A,B,C,D,and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?

(can't draw the line, but these are the numbers each point is associated with) A: -2 B: -1 C: 0 D: 1 E: 2

Answer is point A; the reason that OG gives is that A is farthest from 0 and b/c of that it has the greatest abs value - I feel kind of dumb, but how is 2 (point E) not the same distance from 0 as -2?

Of the five coordinates associated with points A,B,C,D,and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?

(can't draw the line, but these are the numbers each point is associated with) A: -2 B: -1 C: 0 D: 1 E: 2

Answer is point A; the reason that OG gives is that A is farthest from 0 and b/c of that it has the greatest abs value - I feel kind of dumb, but how is 2 (point E) not the same distance from 0 as -2?

E is not 2. I looked at p.194 in OG11. E seems be ~1.8 A: -2 B: ~ -1.1 C: 0 D: ~ 1.1 E: ~ 1.8

Re: Absolute Value (from OG11) [#permalink]
15 Jan 2008, 22:31

Really? That is such an insane diagram then, don't you think? To me, it just looks like they're pointing to those numbers I listed. Can anyone else confirm that I'm not going crazy? lol

Re: Absolute Value (from OG11) [#permalink]
16 Jan 2008, 04:07

Tangaroo wrote:

Really? That is such an insane diagram then, don't you think? To me, it just looks like they're pointing to those numbers I listed. Can anyone else confirm that I'm not going crazy? lol

I looked at p 194 too and I agree with you, point E lies right above the 2.

Of the five coordinates associated with points A,B,C,D,and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?

(can't draw the line, but these are the numbers each point is associated with) A: -2 B: -1 C: 0 D: 1 E: 2

Answer is point A; the reason that OG gives is that A is farthest from 0 and b/c of that it has the greatest abs value - I feel kind of dumb, but how is 2 (point E) not the same distance from 0 as -2?

E is not 2. I looked at p.194 in OG11. E seems be ~1.8 A: -2 B: ~ -1.1 C: 0 D: ~ 1.1 E: ~ 1.8

I just checked in OG11 as well and agree with these numbers.