The Mississippi River in Iowa is at an elevation of 279 and Death Valley, in California is at an elevation of -282 feet. Which statement is true?

A |279| > |-282|
B |279| < |-282|
C 279 = 282
D 279 < -282


  1. Answer:
    B |279| < |-282|
    Step-by-step explanation:
    We can immediately say that C and D are not the answer, as they are not true. This leaves us with A and B.
    We first have to simplify each inequality. (Inequality’s the positive version of the number inside the inequality.)
    A 279 > 282
    B 279 < 282
    The only one true after simplifying is B, therefore B is our answer.


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