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Q: Distance a number is from 0 on the number line?

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The number line is scalable, meaning it can be any distance you want.

It is the number minus 0

... equal to the number.

The distance is 0.

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A number's distance from 0 on a number line is called absolute value. The absolute value of 5 is 5 and the absolute value of -5 is also 5.

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Its absolute value.

On a horizontal number line, the distance is 0!

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From 0, it is one tenth of the distance from 0 to 1.

Absolute value

Its absolute value (or modulus).

Yes; it is a distance on a number line starting at 0 and going positive only.

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10 units.

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The additive inverse.

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At the number 2, draw a vertical line (perpendicular to the number line) and mark a distance of 1 unit on this line. Call this point X The distance from 0 to X is sqrt(5). Put a compass with its point at 0 and the pencil at X, and then draw an arc to cut the number line. That will be sqrt(5) on the number line.

6/10 of the distance from 0 to 1.

+4 and -4 both do.

The absolute value of a number is the distance the number is away from 0. For example, on the number line 2 is 2 units from 0 So |2|=2. But, -2 is also 2units away from 0 on the number line, so |-2|=2 as well. In general for any real number x , |x| is the distance from x to 0 on the number line. That helps us see why if x is a negative number, the distance from zero must still be positive. So for x<0, |x| is -x. For example, if x is -2, the absolute value is -(-2) which is positive 2. In general is a and b are real numbers |a-b|=|b-a| and both are the distance between a and b. Now let a =0 and we have |-b|=|b|