Definition - The absolute value of a number is the distance of the number from zero. Since the absolute value represents a distance without regard to direction, it's always non negative.

Example- The absolute value of:

| –8 | = 8

Even though the number in the symbols is -8, the absolute value cannot be a negative number so it would be 8.

The absolute value of: | 5 – 2 |

5-2

3
If you have a subtracting or adding problem in the symbols you just solve it and that would be your answer.

Absolute ValueDefinition - The absolute value of a number is the distance of the number from zero. Since the absolute value represents a distance without regard to direction, it's always non negative.

Example- The absolute value of:

## | –8 | =

Even though the number in the symbols is -8, the absolute value cannot be a negative number so it would be 8.8The absolute value of:

| 5 – 2 |

## 5-2

3If you have a subtracting or adding problem in the symbols you just solve it and that would be your answer.

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