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# Question on modulus?

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For example the question is

x = I X I

then if x > 0 then X = X

and if X < 0 then X = - X

is this correct
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21 May 2013, 23:27
y = |x|
implies
y= x when x>=0
y= - x wen x<0

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22 May 2013, 00:08
I would add, if x = 0, x = |x|

A condition that is often overlooked and used especially in the DS section.
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22 May 2013, 03:01
fozzzy wrote:
For example the question is

x = I X I

then if x > 0 then X = X

and if X < 0 then X = - X

is this correct

Absolute value properties:
When $$x\leq{0}$$ then $$|x|=-x$$, or more generally when $$some \ expression\leq{0}$$ then $$|some \ expression|\leq{-(some \ expression)}$$. For example: $$|-5|=5=-(-5)$$;

When $$x\geq{0}$$ then $$|x|=x$$, or more generally when $$some \ expression\geq{0}$$ then $$|some \ expression|\leq{some \ expression}$$. For example: $$|5|=5$$.

For more check Absolute Value chapter of Math Book: math-absolute-value-modulus-86462.html

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PS questions on absolute value to practice: search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=58

Tough absolute value and inequity questions with detailed solutions: inequality-and-absolute-value-questions-from-my-collection-86939.html

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