MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# Jay and Ted observed two points, P and Q, on a number line.Jay said that the absolute values of the numbers represented by the two points are the same. Ted said that the absolute values of the numbers represented by the two points are different. Which of the following explains who is correct? Jay, because each point is fraction 1 over 8 unit from 0 Jay, because the distance between the points is fraction 1 over 8 unit Ted, because the points are on different sides of 0 Ted, because the points are at different locations on the number line

Accepted Solution

A:

Start at 0 and move to point P. To do this, we simply move left 1/8 of a unit. Similarly, we move 1/8 of a unit to go from 0 to point Q

So the distance from P to 0 is the same as the distance from Q to 0.

Therefore, the absolute values are the same

Answer: Choice A) Jay is correct because each point is 1/8 a unit away from 0

So the distance from P to 0 is the same as the distance from Q to 0.

Therefore, the absolute values are the same

Answer: Choice A) Jay is correct because each point is 1/8 a unit away from 0