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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).