Absolute Value Word Problems

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Absolute Value Equations Word Problems

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Absolute Value Inequalities Word Problems

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Absolute Value Functions Word Problems

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Absolute Value Word Problems

  • 100 fish are caught, tagged and released (#3147)
    100 fish are caught, tagged and released. Later, 70 fish are caught and 8 of them are ...
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities, inequalities
  • Absolute Value (#4204)
    3. In my wallet, I have one-dollar, five-dollar, and ten-dollar bills. The total amount in my wallet is $43. I have four times as many one-dollar bills as ten-dollar bills. All together, there are 13 bills in my ...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#5216)
    Sarah and Jessica are sisters. Sarah's height is s inches and Jessica's height is j inches. Their father wants to know how many inches separate the ...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#5735)
    In 2005, 24.5% of all Americans were under 18 years old.  Rhonda conducts a survey of the ages of students in eleventh grade at her school.  On November 1, she finds the average age is 200 months.  She also finds that two-thirds of the students are within 6 months of the average age.  Write and solve an equation to determine the age limits for this group of ...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#6161)
    if the runners of the second and third legs run their laps in 53seconds plus or minus 1 second, write an equation to find the fastest and slowest times
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#6277)
    Leticia sets the thermostat in her apartment to 68 degrees.  The actual temperature in her apartment can ar from this by 3.5 ...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#6589)
    paris has 24 m&m's she gave away some to her friends and had 10 left. how many did she give away
    24-m=10
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#7234)
    The average number of cucumber seeds in a package is 25. The number of seeds on the package can vary by ...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#7362)
    a manufacturer is cutting plastic sheets to make rectangles that are 11.125 in. by 7.625 in. Each rectangle's length and width must be within 0.005 in. of the desired ...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#7363)
    a manufacturer is cutting plastic sheets to make rectangles that are 11.125 in. by 7.625 in. Each rectangle\'s length and width must be within 0.005 in. of the desired ...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#7370)
    a quality control inspector at a bolt factory examines randon bolts that come off the assembly line. Any bolt whose diameter differs by more than 0.04 mm from 6.5 mm is sent back. write and solve an absolute value equation to find the maximum and minimum diameters of an acceptable bolt
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#7590)
    Detective Luis E. Knew that the suspect had traveled from Washington DC to some point 50 miles south on, I 95 and back. He started at 4AM. Luis knows that the suspect has traveled within speed limit (min 40 mi/hr, max 65 mi/hr) in order not to be ...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#7770)
    Collette is a contestant on a game show.  She can win a car if she can guess the price of the car with $725.  The price of the car is $16,785. Write and solve an absolute value equation to find the minmum price that collette can guess to win the car
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#7850)
    A truck traveling 45 mph and a train traveling 60 mph cover the same distance.  The truck travels 2 hours longer than the ...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#8176)
    you have 5 pumpkins. weigh them 2 at atime and you get the following weights in pounds. 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, and 121...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#8802)
    The sum of two consecutive even integers is at most 400...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#9470)
    There are 20 people running a 5-kilometer race. You have five oranges to give to the runners after the race. If the oranges  are evenly divided among the ...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value (#10180)
    the mean distane of the earth from the sun is 93 million miles. the distance varies by 1.6 million ...
    absolute value
  • Absolute Value Equations (#5500)
    Sarah and Jessica are sisters. Sarah's height is s inches and Jessica's height is j ...
    absolute value equations, absolute value, equations
  • Absolute Value Equations (#6196)
    Barry;s walkie talkie has a range of 2 mi.  Barry is traveling on a straight highway and is at mile marker 207...
    absolute value equations, absolute value, equations
  • Absolute Value Equations (#7305)
    The mean distance of the earth from the sun is 93 million miles the distance varies by 1...
    absolute value equations, absolute value, equations
  • Absolute Value Equations (#8340)
    A car and a bus set out at 2 p.m. from the same point, headed in the same direction. The average speed of the car is 30 mph slower than twice the speed of the bus. In two hours, the car is 20 miles ahead of the ...
    absolute value equations, absolute value, equations
  • Absolute Value Equations (#9628)
    find the critical point of the function f(x)=abs(x+3)-1
    absolute value equations, absolute value, equations
  • Absolute Value Functions (#7958)
    x + 5=3
    absolute value functions, absolute value, functions
  • Absolute Value Functions (#8984)
    Find the variation constant and an equation of variation where y veries directly as y and x=60 whenx=6
    absolute value functions, absolute value, functions
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#1736)
    Your supervisor allows you to "clock-in" for your 8a.m. shift give or take 15 minutes. Let x=8 represent 8 a.m. and x=14.5 represent 2:30...
    absolute value, absolute value inequalities, inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#4649)
    mrs. hays has promised her two teenagers tto a concert if together they save more than $25.00 of their spending money. the older teenager agrees to save twice as much as the younger ...
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#4794)
    Katie wants to buy the newest barbie doll  set she only has $5 saved how much does katie needs to have before she can buy the barbie if it cost $24 ?
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#6372)
    Bev was offered plan A: a flat salary of $2200 semi-monthly or plan B: $1800 semi-monthly plus a 5% commission of her sales. If Bev were confident that she could regularly bring in $9200 per month in ...
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#7042)
    spend no less than $6000 and no more than $10,000
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#7133)
    If a discount of 20%off the retail priceof a desk saves Mark $45.00...
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#7944)
    Of the 50 u.s. states 30 states border a major body of water and 14 states border a foreign country.  Seven states border both a major body of water and a foreign ...
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#7945)
    Of the 50 u.s. states 30 states border a major body of water and 14 states border a foreign country.  Seven states border both a major body of water and a foreign ...
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#8187)
    Roschelle owns a car and a moped. she has at most 12 gal of gasoline to be used between the car and moped. the cars tank holds at most 18 gal and the moped's 3 gal. the mileage for the car is 20 mpg and for the moped is 100 mpg. how many gallons of gasoline should each vehicle use if roschelle wants to travel as far as ...
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#8188)
    Roschelle owns a car and a moped. she has at most 12 gal of gasoline to be used between the car and moped. the cars tank holds at most 18 gal and the moped\'s 3 gal. the mileage for the car is 20 mpg and for the moped is 100 mpg. how many gallons of gasoline should each vehicle use if roschelle wants to travel as far as ...
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#9009)
    the average numbers of cucumber in a pakage is 25. The nuber of seens in a the pakage can vary by 3. find the range of acceptable numbers of seeds in each package..
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#9791)
    The organizers of a drama club wanted to sell 350 tickets to their show.  The actual sales were no more than 35 tickets from this ...
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities (#10717)
    42% of the population supports mayor , margin of error is < 4%. actual percentage of population is p. find the equation
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • In my wallet, I have (#1212)
    In my wallet, I have one-dollar, five-dollar, and ten-dollar bills. The total amount in my wallet is $43. I have four times as many one-dollar bills as ten-dollar bills. All together, there are 13 bills in my ...
    absolute value
  • Julio works as a quality control expert in a beverage factory (#2367)
    Julio works as a quality control expert in a beverage factory. The assembly line that he monitors produces about 20,000 bottles in a 24-hour period. Julio samples about 120 bottles an hour and rejects the line if he finds more than 1/50 of the sample to be ...
    absolute value functions, absolute value, functions
  • Phil told his friend that if you subtract (#3365)
    Phil told his friend that if you subtract 12 from his age and then take the absolute value, you'll get an average of 3...
    absolute value
  • Solving Absolute Value Inequalities (#3673)
    A car rental company has two rental rates. Rate 1 is $35 per day plus $0.16 per mile. Rate 2 is $50 per day plus $0.09 per mile. If you plan to rent for one ...
    solving absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities, absolute value inequalities, solving inequalities
  • The average number of cucumber seeds (#2516)
    The average number of cucumber seeds in a package is 25. The number of seeds in the package can vary by 3...
    absolute value
  • The post office will charge for the packages (#651)
    The post office will charge for the ...
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • To fit correctly, the width of a machine part (#438)
    To fit correctly, the width of a machine part can vary no more than 0.01 millimeter from 2.5 ...
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • Toms ideal weight is 168 pounds (#3180)
    Toms ideal weight is 168 pounds. He wants to keep his weight within 3 pounds of his ideal ...
    absolute value
  • Victor had sold 8 pumpkins (#2856)
    Victor had sold 8 pumpkins for $2.75 each, 9 for $2.00 each, 24 for $1.50 each, and 15 for $10.00 each. He receives 35 cents for each pumpkin sold, plus a $10.00 bonus if he sales $75.00 or ...
    arithmetic operations, absolute value
  • Victor`s goal is to earn $75 per week (#425)
    Victor's goal is to earn $75 per week at his after-school job. Last month he was within $6.50 of his ...
    absolute value inequalities, absolute value, inequalities
  • When Annie counted the nickles and dimes (#2758)
    When Annie counted the nickles and dimes she earned at the bake sale there were 325 coins. If the total was $23.15...
    absolute value

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Many students find absolute value word problems difficult. At TuLyn, we created word problems on absolute value to help you better understand absolute value.