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5-15.

Simplify each expression. Homework Help ✎

1. $| - 5 + ( - 1 ) |$

• First, simplify the numbers within the absolute value symbols.

Remove the absolute value symbols and the resulting answer must be a positive number.

$\left | -6 \right |$

$6$

1. $- | 2 \cdot 4 |$

• $-\left | 8 \right |$

$−8$

1. $3.5 | - 8 |$

• $(3.5)(8)$

$28$

1. $3 \cdot 8$

• Use the rules you learned about absolute value to simplify this expression.

$24$

1. $5.6 - | - 5.6 + 11.2 |$

• See hints in part (a).

1. $\quad | 6 - 10 |$

• See hints in part (a).