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11-56.

Simplify each numerical expression.

Simplify within the absolute value signs.

What is

? The absolute value of

is .

First find the absolute value of

. The absolute value is the distance a number is away from

, and is always a non negative number. Since is units away from zero, the absolute value is . What is the product of

?

Simplify within the absolute value signs first.

and . Therefore we have: What is the absolute value for each of these numbers?