Simplify and write the given numbers without using absolute values.

(1) |pi - sqrt[5]| =

(2) |3 - pi| + 7 =

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- Aug 12th 2010, 02:07 PMfdrhs1984Simplify Without Absolute Values
Simplify and write the given numbers without using absolute values.

(1) |pi - sqrt[5]| =

(2) |3 - pi| + 7 =

- Aug 12th 2010, 02:14 PMeumyang
If a is greater than b, then

$\displaystyle |a - b| = a - b$

If a is less than b, then

$\displaystyle |a - b| = b - a$ - Aug 12th 2010, 03:19 PMfdrhs1984
Thank you so much for the absolute value rules needed to solve this problem. I can take it from here.