In this lesson, Professor Perez explains absolute value and the opposite of a number. Absolute value represents distance and is always positive, while the opposite of a number is the number that is the same distance from 0 on the number line but on the opposite side. The lesson covers how to find the absolute value and opposite of numbers and includes some simple problems to help students practice.
Finding absolute values and opposites of numbers.
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