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

A. –100
B. –60
C. 60
D. 75
E. 100

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Ab you are not making any mistake. Your answer is correct
|-4| (|-20|-|5|)= 4 (20-5) = 60
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D. 75
E. 100

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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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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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