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This is a True or False problem and I need to explain the answer.

1. If we add the absolute values of -3 and -5, we get 8.

using the distributive property to remove the parentheses.

2. -3(6-p)

Can you help me with this problems and explain them.

Thank you, your help is GREATLY appeciated.

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1. True.
First, we should understand the meaning of absolute value. We use |x| to represent the absolute value of x. The definition is: |x|=x if x>=0; |x|=-x if x<0. For example, ...

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