This Math Shorts video defines the term Absolute Value and provides real world examples.
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Common Core State Standards:
7. Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
c. Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a real-world situation. For example, for an account balance of –30 dollars, write |–30| = 30 to describe the size of the debt in dollars.
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