# How do you simplify #-| 5-8| - |-1| = |-6 + 3| + |-8| #?

##### 1 Answer

May 22, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, execute the subtraction and addition operations within the two absolute value functions:

Next, execute the absolute value functions. Remember, the absolute value function takes any negative or positive number and converts it to it's positive form:

Therefore, this equation is not true.