Question Video: Multiplication of Integers with Absolute Values Mathematics

Calculate |12| × |−7|.

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Video Transcript

Calculate the absolute value of 12 multiplied by the absolute value of negative seven.

The absolute value or magnitude of a number is its distance from zero. This means that the absolute value of any constant will always be positive. The absolute value of negative 𝑎 is 𝑎, and the absolute value of 𝑎 is also 𝑎, where 𝑎 is a positive constant.

In our question, we have the absolute value of 12 and the absolute value of negative seven. These are equal to 12 and seven, respectively. We then need to multiply 12 by seven to get our answer. As 10 multiplied by seven is 70 and two multiplied by seven is 14, 12 multiplied by seven is equal to 84. The absolute value of 12 multiplied by the absolute value of negative seven is 84.

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