If you're clean when you go into the shower, you're clean when you get out:
|6| = 6
If you're dirty when you go into the shower, you're clean when you get out:
|-6| = 6
If you take a shower, and then you get dirty right away, well, then, you're dirty:
-|-6| = -6
Three of my 12 algebra kids failed first quarter. This wretched rate of success brought to you by absenteeism and a history of low expectations and failure. One of the three has decided to change schools. I'm putting on paper (er...pixels) right now that the other two will pass this quarter, if I have to drag their sorry butts to class myself. I mean, seriously, if you can't pass algebra when I hand you the number shower, when are you going to pass?
Oh, and PS, stop calling me. I'm not going to answer. I promise to vote. I would even if I didn't get free ice cream or coffee for it.