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Placing absolute values on the number line (Full video)

Khan Academy
Supporting grades: 6

Description: Learn how to place |-27|, -17, -28, and 22.4 on the number line. What we have here is four different values some of them expressed with negative numbers or absolute value, and what I want to do is sort them from least to greatest, where the least is on the left and the greatest is on the right. So assuming you have, you had a try at it, so the easiest way I can think about it, well let's just, let's just plot them all on a number line. So let's first think about the absolute value of value of -27.

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