# SICP - Solution: Exercise 1.4

##### September 26, 2018

**Exercise 1.4**

Observe that our model of evaluation allows for combinations whose operators are compound expressions. Use this observation to describe the behavior of the following procedure:

```
(define (a-plus-abs-b a b)
((if (> b 0) + -) a b))
```

**Solution**

If $b$ is strictly a positive number, the operator expression `(if (> b 0) + -)`

will evaluate to `+`

the result will be $a+b$.

If all other cases, the result will be $a-b$.

In other words, this function compute $a+\left|b\right|$.