How do you simplify #|7 - (-3)|#?

1 Answer
Apr 14, 2017

Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

First, handle the term within parenthesis:

#abs(7 - (color(red)(-3))) = abs(7 + color(red)(3))#

Now handle the term within the absolute value function:

#abs(color(blue)(7) + color(red)(3)) = abs(10)#

Now, we handle the the absolute value term. The absolute value function takes any negative or positive term and transforms it to its positive form. Therefore:

#abs(10) = 10#