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    Simplify Without Absolute Values

    Simplify and write the given numbers without using absolute values.

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

    (2) |3 - pi| + 7 =
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    If a is greater than b, then
    |a - b| = a - b

    If a is less than b, then
    |a - b| = b - a
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    Thank you so much for the absolute value rules needed to solve this problem. I can take it from here.
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