Matryoshka Posted February 15, 2012 Share Posted February 15, 2012 So my older two are probably going to high school next year, and the math coordinator just sent me the study sheet for the Algebra midterm, which is probably what they'll take to be placed into regular or honors geometry next year. Most of it is fine - had to look ahead in some topics that aren't covered in the same order in our text, and looked up a definition on the internet of one concept that wasn't in either book, but all good. There's one thing on there I'm wondering if it's a typo, though. It's to evaluate |x|-2|a-2m| when a=-3, m=1, and x=-2. The problem I'm having is that there's no operation indicated between all those absolute values - those are absolute values, right? Do I multiply them (in which case the answer is 20?)? I've never seen them all strung together this way. Or is this something else?? Or is this totally odd and I should email the coordinator for clarification? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.