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8-45.

One way to look at absolute value is to think of the absolute value of a number as its distance from zero on a number line. For example, = 6 and = 6 because both 6 and –6 are exactly 6 units from zero on a number line. You can, therefore, think of the equation such as

= 5 as the question, *“What numbers are exactly five units from zero on the number line?”*Thus, the solutions are 5 and –5. Draw a number line to show the solutions to the following equations. Homework Help ✎= 3 = 0 + 2 = 6 3

= 15 = 2 = 7