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    Help on absolute value problem!

    how would you work this out?

    The number "absolute value of (3-pi)" is equal to:
    3-pi
    pi-3
    pi+3
    -3-pi
    9-pi^2

    Totally confusing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaricepent View Post
    The number "absolute value of (3-pi)" is equal to:
    3-pi, pi-3, pi+3, -3-pi, 9-pi^2
    Do you know the value of \pi?
    Do you know |  \pi - 3| =|3 - \pi|>0?
    So which?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaricepent View Post
    how would you work this out?

    The number "absolute value of (3-pi)" is equal to:
    3-pi
    pi-3
    pi+3
    -3-pi
    9-pi^2

    Totally confusing!
    We know the absolute value will give us a positive answer.

    |3-\pi|=|-.14159...|=.14159....=\boxed{\pi-3}

    That's the only one that works.
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