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Q: Why can't an absolute value be a negative number?

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Yes it Can because a negative number cant be greater than zero unless its an absoloute value.

you cant take the square root of a negative number

Because for a number to be a square number it must have a number which when multiplied by it self=that number. For example: 36 is a square number because 6x6=36 16 is a square number because 4x4=16 A negative number such as -16 is not a Square Number because -4x-4=16 not -16 because a negative times a negative is a positive. -4x4=-16 but these numbers aren't the same therefore -16 isn't a square number. This is why negative numbers cant be Square Numbers

you cant get the square root of a negative number. nothing times itself would equal a negative number. if you have √-25 then its not possible. If you have -√25 then you take the square root of 25 and make it negative, so then it would be -5

it cant a negative + negative always equals a positive -Posted By Anonymous 7th Grader it cant be a negative plus a negative equals a negative always -Posted BY Anonymous 7th Grader♥

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That is because of the way the absolute value is defined. The absolute value of a positive number is positive, the absolute value of a negative number is also positive. The absolute value of zero is zero. Even in the complex numbers, the absolute value is defined in such a way that it is a real and positive number.

The absolute value is just the amount from 0 to itself, example: -42 is 42 away from zero. so i wouldn't say it was a positive, it is just the value.

Yes it Can because a negative number cant be greater than zero unless its an absoloute value.

true because if it is an absolute integer it cant be negative and 0 is nor a negative number or positive. so it would always be positive. Example- l-7l its absolute value would be 7, or l4l its absolute value would be 4.

you cant take the square root of a negative number

its when you have a number starting at 1 and it works its way up to infiniti and cant be a negative or decimal etc.

because you cant raise a number negatively exponentially

its 1 n reason u find it cuz i cant explain ,its 2 long.

No it cant

Because for a number to be a square number it must have a number which when multiplied by it self=that number. For example: 36 is a square number because 6x6=36 16 is a square number because 4x4=16 A negative number such as -16 is not a Square Number because -4x-4=16 not -16 because a negative times a negative is a positive. -4x4=-16 but these numbers aren't the same therefore -16 isn't a square number. This is why negative numbers cant be Square Numbers

you cant get the square root of a negative number. nothing times itself would equal a negative number. if you have √-25 then its not possible. If you have -√25 then you take the square root of 25 and make it negative, so then it would be -5

using basic math principles, you can't find the square root of a negative number because in order for a number to be a square root, you have to multiply it by itself to get your radical. since a negative times a negative and a positive times a positive are both positive, it is impossible to find the square root of a negative number

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