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y = |x| - 1 2018-11-30
From alexis:
what does this mean y=|x|-1
Answered by Penny Nom.
The modulus of a complex number 2016-07-29
From Cheyenne:
There's a question on my Summer Assignment I cant figure out. Here it is:

Find the absolute Value of the complex number. -5i

Please help?

Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the value of |2((i)^(1/2))|? 2013-07-22
From Delilah:
What is the value of |2((i)^(1/2))| ?
i.e. absolute value of 2 multiplied by square root of i.

Answered by Penny Nom.
-5<2x+1<-1 2012-11-11
From Rahul:
How does -5<2x+1<-1 changes to 1<|2x+1|<5. What is the rule? Can we apply absolute value function throughout the first inequality i.e. can we say |-5|<|2x+1|<|-1|. But then it becomes 5<|2x+1|<1 which is impossible because 5 is not less than 1.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The greatest value of 5 | x 3| 2011-01-16
From pranav:
What is the greatest value of 5 – | x – 3 | for any integral value of x. --< br /> PRANAVM
Answered by Penny Nom.
Linear inequalities with absolute values 2010-12-01
From ryan:
Good day!
We we're given this assignment in algebra concerning linear inequalities with absolute value. In this number I'm confused how to isolate the absolute value, considering there is a variable in the absolute value and there is a variable in the outside.

2+5 |4-3t|+t ≤ -3-4t

Answered by Penny Nom.
|x+ 3| = |x-1| 2010-09-21
From Jack:
|x+ 3| = |x-1|
Answered by Penny Nom.
Modelling the roof of a house 2010-03-23
From Sandi:
This question has been haunting my dreams at night. It states the cross section of the roof of a house is modelled by the function y= -5\12|x-12|+5, where y>0 or y. Now I'm suppose to graph the function. b) Find the slope, height, length of sides, and base of the isosceles triangle. c)Explain what transformation must be applied to the graph of y=|x| to obtain the graph of y= -5\12|x-12|+5, where y>0 or y=0. 1st I put the equation into my calculator and graphed it. I got 10 for the height. We have had 2 sub teachers this past week. The first one told me the height should be 12 the other one told me 5. So I'm really confused. If I use my 10 units as height and the Pythagorean Theorem I get my sides to be 26 units the base 48 and my slope I calc to be 5/12. Both teachers are pretty sure I'm wrong and they are right but we all have different answers. Please help put this problem to rest so I can rest soundly at night. Thank you for your time.
Answered by Penny Nom.
|-3|-|-4| 2010-02-10
From Nick:
I have another question. This is how i solved it and i know its suppose to be a negative.

z= |-3|-|-4|

Answered by Penny Nom.
f(x) = |3x - 6| + 1 2009-10-26
From kelsey:
find the coordinates of the vertex f(x)= l3x-6l + 1
Answered by Penny Nom.
|1/(x+1)| <1 2009-05-16
From Nazrul:
What is the solution of absolute value of (1/(x+1))<1? Please explain.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
y = |x| - 4 2009-01-28
From tiana:
how do you find where to plot Y in a problem that states y=|x| -4?
Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.
Absolute value 2008-11-04
From Shane:
What is the absolute value of -4
Answered by Penny Nom.
Extraneous solutions 2008-09-25
From crystal:
Answered by Penny Nom.
Absolute value 2008-01-24
From Cara:
Give the absolute value of this equation. {-3 + 1} - {5 - 7} note: the brackets are the absolute value lines.
Answered by Penny Nom.
sin|x| and cos|x| 2007-06-25
From Mac:
Can anyone tell me whether sin|x| and cos|x| is differentiable at x=0 ? As far as i know, cos(x) and sin(x) is differentiable at all x.
Answered by Penny Nom and Stephen La Rocque.
Continuity of y = |x| 2007-05-02
From moulipriya:
Is the curve y = | x | continuous everywhere?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Write the interval in absolute value notation 2007-03-20
From Timothy:
1. Write interval in absolute value notation
i) xE[0,9]
ii) xE[-2,20]

Answered by Penny Nom.
The absolute value of imaginary and complex numbers 2006-12-11
From Keith:
i don't get how to find the absolute value of imaginary and complex numbers here is an examples from the text book the answers are given but they don't show the work so i can follow along just show me the work please and explain how it is done


Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
y = |x| - 10 2006-11-03
From Pam:
what is the process for finding the vertex point for an equation such as this, y= |x| - 10.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Absolute Value vs. Standard Deviation ? 2006-04-24
From Sonia:
Why we don't just take the average of the absolute value of difference scores (use the mean deviation) to describe variability instead of calculating the standard deviation?
Answered by Claude Tardif.
|ax+b| = cx + d 2005-03-22
From Angel:

|ax+b| = cx + d

how to show sometimes the above has 2 roots, sometimes 1 root and sometimes no roots. Hopelessly lost on how to start...

Answered by Penny Nom.
An ineqlality with absolute values 2004-07-05
From Uneeza:
abs(x2 - 4x) > 3
Answered by Claude Tardif.
|x^2 - 12x| = 8 2004-01-24
From Sherre:
|x2 - 12x| = 8
Answered by Penny Nom.
Absolute value 2003-09-23
From Crystal:
I am trying very hard to understand Absolute Value, and I cannot seem to grasp the idea. I do not know why we use it, what the point of it is. I do not know how to use it. I know that it is always positive or zero, and I assume it relates to distance, but how can you use it in equations. Please explain it to me as simply as possible, thank you.
Answered by Walter Whiteley.
|x+3| = -15x 2003-07-19
From Nathan:
Without the use of trial and error, is there a way of solving for x where |x + 3| = -15x? I know that x = -0.1875, but how do I find whether x + 3 is positive or not if I did not have this information (In other words, how would I solve whether the x-value was -3 or less, or if it was more than -3)?
Answered by Claude Tardif and Penny Nom.
| n + 4 | + | 3 - 2n | = 16 2002-05-24
From Randall:
I don't seem to be able to solve this: | n + 4 | + | 3 - 2n | = 16
Answered by Penny Nom.
Linear regression 2002-01-16
From Murray:
If you have a set of coordinates (x[1],y[1]),(x[2],y[2]),...,(x[n],y[n]),find the value of m and b for which SIGMA[from 1 to m=n]AbsoluteValue(y[m]-m*x[m]-b) is at its absolute minimum.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Absolute Value 2001-10-14
From Susan:
I am a homebound teacher, and my nineth grade algebra I student is having trouble understanding absolute value. Please send me an idea about how to best help her. She may be out of the classroom the entire year.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
A linear inequality 2001-09-17
From Eric:
How can I solve |x + y| + |x - y|< =6?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The Mean Value Theorem 2001-07-23
From Corrie:
I need to find if the mean value theorem exists. and if so, find all values c guaranteed by the theorem.

f(x) = |x2-25| on the interval [-10,0]

Answered by Harley Weston.
The domain of the derivative 2001-02-22
From Wayne:
I know that the domain of f'(x) is a subset of the domain of f(x). Is it necessarily true that the subset will have at most one less element than the domain of the original function?
Answered by Harley Wesston.
The smaller of a and b 2000-09-14
From Jenna:
For any two real numbers, a and b, give a mathematical expression in terms of a and b that will yield the smaller of the two numbers. Your expression should work regardless of whether a>b, a
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two geometry problems 2000-09-09
From Becky:
What are all the real values of x that are solutions for the inequality [x-2] < 6? ( it's less than or equal to)

What is the distance between the points with (x,y) coordinates (3,-2) and (-3,-1)?

Answered by Peny Nom.
Solving an equation 2000-08-26
From Patrick:
My question is how would u do a problem like this..........
[2x-37] =15?....u have to solve it for absolute value equations....????

Answered by Harley Weston.
PreCalculus 2000-08-09
From Angela:
Use absolute values to define the interval or pair of intervals on the real line.

<--|--- |--- ]--- |--- |--- |--- [---| ---|-->    
   18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26    

A car is moving at the rate of 50 miles per hour, and the diameter of its wheels is 2.5 feet.
a) Find the number of revolutions per minute that the wheels are rotating.
b) Find the angular speed of the wheels in radians per minute.

Answered by Harley Weston.
Taxicab geometry 2000-01-16
From Jack:
Im doing an investigation entitled 'taxicab geometry', ive attempted it and have done most of the practical part of it. But i cant seem to see the equation behind it all. please guide me in the right direction.

They provide a regular grid with regular horizontal and vertical lines. The lines are roads and the actual squares are blocks of hoouses/ buildings.

In taxicab geometry the distance between place A & B is worked out by adding together the horizontal and vertical distances. each square is counted as i unit.

Part 1 (I've done this)

A taxix cab firm is based at A. the posistion B is 7 units away from A. investigate all the posistions of B at 7 units. investigate for different distances.


Answered by Penny Nom.
Absolute value 1999-12-29
From Alex Waller:
What are some practical applications for absolute value?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Inequalities and absolute values 1999-12-07
From Austin Cline:
Solve for x: The absolute value of x-1 is less than or equal to the absolute value of x-2
Answered by Harley Weston.
|6-2x|<4 1999-10-20
From Tchilco:
Solve |6-2x|<4
Answered by Harley Weston.
Absolute value of i 1999-01-06
From Wayne Bagley:
I would like to know what is the absolute value of i. I need an answer suitable for the secondary level.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Two Questions 1997-10-28
From Melissa Kelley:
I would appreciate any help you could give me.
  1. Why isn't 1 a prime number?

  2. How can the absolute value of a number be negative?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A Limit Problem 1997-09-16
From Robert Reny:
what is the limit, as x approaches 0, of 3x/2x-[x]? [] means absolute value.
Answered by Harley Weston.



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