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For a real number x, find the number of different possible values of x/|x|.

 Mar 9, 2022
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If x is positive, \(x \over | x |\) will always equal 1. 

If x is 0, \(0 \over 0 \) will equal undefined

If x is negative, \(x \over | x |\) will equal -1. 

 

Thus, there are \(\color{brown}\boxed{3}\) distinct values. 

 Mar 9, 2022

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