Official Guide Explanation:
Problem Solving #22




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Solution and Metadata

Question: 22
Page: 155
Difficulty: 3 (Very Easy)
Category 1: Algebra > Absolute Value >

Explanation: Absolute value is just the mathematical term for "distance from zero." So, given a number line, it should be easy to see which point is farthest from zero. Point A is a full 2 units to the left of zero, while Point E is not quite 2 units to the right of zero. Thus, Point A is the farthest from zero and has the greatest absolute value. Choice (A) is correct.

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