Mathematics
Grade6
Easy

Question

Jack’s account balance is – $147, John’s account balance is – $174, James’s account balance is – $153 and David’s account balance is – $135. Identify the balance that represents the lesser amount owed?

  1. – $135    
  2. – $147    
  3. – $153    
  4. – $174    

Hint:

Absolute value is the magnitude of a real number without regard to its sign. Also called modulus.

The correct answer is: – $135


    The absolute value of each balance describes the size of each debt, or amount of money owed.
    Hence, – $135 is the balance that represents the lesser amount owed.

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