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Explain what this is absolute value sign - l 

l x l < -5 means in terms of distance. What would the solution to this inequality be and why?

 Feb 5, 2019

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The absolute value of a number is the distance it is from 0 onthe number line. 

Distances are never negative. so they can never be less than -5.

So there are no solutions to this .... not in the real number system anyway.

 Feb 5, 2019
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The absolute value of a number is the distance it is from 0 onthe number line. 

Distances are never negative. so they can never be less than -5.

So there are no solutions to this .... not in the real number system anyway.

Melody Feb 5, 2019

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