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− | Since <math>\pi>3</math>, the value of <math> | + | Since <math>\pi>3</math>, the value of <math>3-\pi</math> is negative. The absolute value of a negative quantity is the negative quantity multiplied by <math>-1</math>, or the negative of that quantity. Therefore <math>|3-\pi|=-(3-\pi)=\pi-3</math>, which is choice <math>\boxed{\textbf{E}}</math> |
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+ | == See also == | ||
+ | {{AHSME box|year=1991|num-b=1|num-a=3}} | ||
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+ | [[Category: Introductory Algebra Problems]] | ||
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Latest revision as of 22:34, 31 July 2016
Problem
Solution
Since , the value of is negative. The absolute value of a negative quantity is the negative quantity multiplied by , or the negative of that quantity. Therefore , which is choice
See also
1991 AHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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