You are playing Monopoly with your friends. You all agree to a new rule: debts are okay as long as the debt size is less than 500 thousand.
A debt means you owe someone money. The more you owe, the larger the debt. Debt size measures the absolute value
of what you owe.
Right now everyone is in debt to the bank except Joseph. Here is where everyone is at:
Joseph: 400 thousand
You: -220 thousand
Peter: -300 thousand
Mary: -130 thousand
Who has the largest debt - that is, who owes the most in absolute value?
Aligned with Common Core:
6.NS.7 - Ordering and absolute value of rational numbers
Of all the people in debt, who has the largest amount in absolute value?
For example, let's say you are at -100 thousand. That means you owe 100 thousand to the bank and your debt size is 100 thousand.
Keep in mind if you don't owe any money, your debt is 0.