Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?
The absolute value is greatest for the point farthest from the origin (0), which is point A.
Absolute value is the distance away from the orgin. Because you can never have a negative distance, the absolute value is always positive. For this problem, choose the coordinate that has the greatest distance from the orgin.