Clare S.

asked • 01/19/15# Absolute Value Word Problem

The highest elevation in North America is 20,320 feet above sea level at Mount McKinley. The lowest elevation is 282 below sea level in Death Valley. Find an absolute value equation that has the highest and lowest elevations in North America as it's solution.

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Sanjay S. answered • 01/19/15

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Cakre,

The equation is

-282 <= x <=20320

Where x is the elevation of any point in North America in feet.

Matt H. answered • 01/19/15

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What are these letters doing in my equations? Here comes algebra!

20,320 + | - 282 | = 20,602

The vertical lines indicate absolute value, or the distance from sea level.

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Val B.

for an essay contest, the minimum and maximum length of an essay can be modeled by the equation |x- 282| = 94. What is the minimum acceptable length (in words) of an essay?10/07/20