Mathematics

# If x = -5, then |x - 7| = A: -12 B: 2 C: 12 D: -2

#### yassautumn

4 years ago

$|-5-7|=|-12|=12$
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#### john10

4 years ago

$x=-5\\\\|(-5)-7| = \\(-5)-7=-12\\\\Therefore, \\\boxed{|(-5)-7|=12}$

Remember that there cannot be a negative number in an absolute value.