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|-4| (|-20|-|5|)= ?

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|-4| (|-20|-|5|)= ??

A. –100
B. –60
C. 60
D. 75
E. 100

Source: Preparation Material MBA Center

Originally posted by Abakup on 30 Jul 2013, 22:21.
Last edited by Bunuel on 31 Jul 2013, 00:03, edited 1 time in total.
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30 Jul 2013, 23:25
|-4| (|-20|-|5|)= 4 (20-5) = 60
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20 May 2015, 17:02
|-4| (|-20|-|5|) = ?

A. -100
B. -60
C. 60
D. 75
E. 100

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20 May 2015, 18:32
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Absolute value will turn negatives into their positive 'equivalents', and will leave positives unchanged, so |-4| = 4, |-20| = 20, and |5| = 5. Getting rid of our absolute values we have:

|-4| (|-20|-|5|) = (4) (20 - 5) = 4*15 = 60
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21 May 2015, 03:12
jchae90 wrote:
|-4| (|-20|-|5|) = ?

A. -100
B. -60
C. 60
D. 75
E. 100

Merging topics. Please refer to the discussion above.
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Abakup wrote:
|-4| (|-20| - |5|) =

A. –100
B. –60
C. 60
D. 75
E. 100

|-4|(|-20| - |5|) = 4(20 - 5)
= 4(15)
= 60

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10 Mar 2018, 04:11
Abakup wrote:
|-4| (|-20|-|5|)= ??

A. –100
B. –60
C. 60
D. 75
E. 100

Source: Preparation Material MBA Center

Numbers inside the modulus become positive

|-4| (|-20|-|5|) = (4) * (20 -5) = 60

(C)
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19 May 2018, 12:47
Abakup wrote:
|-4| (|-20|-|5|)= ??

A. –100
B. –60
C. 60
D. 75
E. 100

Source: Preparation Material MBA Center

|-4| (|-20|-|5|)= 4 (20-5) = 60
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