Bristol Community College, Mathematics with

Dan Avedikian, ACCUPLACER Review, Elementary Algebra Problem 4. This is the Elementary

Algebra ACCUPLACER Review, Problem number 4, the question we have is negative 3 with

these long vertical lines on either side. So what that means is absolute value. So they

want the absolute value of negative 3. Absolute value just means keep the number the same

and make sure the answer is positive. So if it is a positive value keep it the same. If

it’s the negative value just switch it to positive. So the number stays the same, it

will stay 3. And you make sure it’s positive. Well, my answer for absolute value of negative

3 is positive 3. And if I look at the 4 options listed, option D is positive 3. So the answer

is D.