# Math Help - Simplify Without Absolute Values

1. ## Simplify Without Absolute Values

Simplify and write the given numbers without using absolute values.

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

(2) |3 - pi| + 7 =

2. If a is greater than b, then
$|a - b| = a - b$

If a is less than b, then
$|a - b| = b - a$

3. Thank you so much for the absolute value rules needed to solve this problem. I can take it from here.