COMPARING ABSOLUTE VALUES WORKSHEET

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Comparing absolute values worksheet :

Worksheet on comparing absolute value is much useful to the kids who are at the stage of learning absolute value of numbers.  

Because, when they practice questions on comparing absolute value, they will get a clear idea about absolute values. 

Comparing absolute values worksheet

1.  Compare |-7| and |-9|

2.  Compare |-4| and |-4|

3.  Compare |3| and |9|

4.  Compare |-15| and |1|

5.  Compare |-6| and |-4|

Comparing absolute values worksheet - Solution

Question 1 : 

Compare |-7| and |-9|

Solution : 

The absolute value of a number is the number’s distance from 0 on a number line.

To understand this, let us mark -7 and -9 on a number line. 

On the above number line, -7 is 7 units from 0.

Since -7 is 7 units from 0, we say that the absolute value of "-7" is 7.  

The absolute value of -7 is written |-7|.

And |-7|  =  7 ------> (1)

On the above number line, - 9 is 9 units from 0.

Since -9 is 9 units from 0, we say that the absolute value of "-9" is 9.  

The absolute value of -9 is written |-9|.

And |-9|  =  9 ------> (2)

From (1) and (2), 

it is clear that 9 is greater than 7. 

Hence, |-9| is greater than |-7|. 

Question 2 : 

Compare |-4| and |-4|

Solution : 

The absolute value of a number is the number’s distance from 0 on a number line.

To understand this, let us mark -4 and 4 on a number line. 

On the above number line, -4 is 4 units from 0 to the left.

Since -4 is 4 units from 0, we say that the absolute value of "-4" is 7.  

The absolute value of -4 is written |-4|.

And |-4|  =  4 ------> (1)

On the above number line, 4 is 4 units from 0 to the right.

Since 4 is 4 units from 0, we say that the absolute value of "4" is 4.  

The absolute value of 4 is written |4|.

And |4|  =  4 ------> (2)

From (1) and (2), 

it is clear that 4 is equal to 4. 

Hence, |-4| is equal to |4|. 

Solution for other questions :

3.  |9| is greater than |3|

4.  |-15| is greater than |1|

5.  |-6| is greater than |-4|

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