Absolute Value

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 |


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

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