Absolute Value
Definition: Always a positive number, refers to the distance of a number
from 0, the distances are positive.
This is why absolute value is never negative; absolute value only
asks "how far?", not "in which direction?". This means that |
3 | = 3,
because 3 is three units to the right of zero, and also |
–3 | = 3,
because
–3 is three units to the left of zero.
Negative Numbers (-)
Positive Numbers (+)
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The symbol for absolute value is two straight lines surrounding the
number or expression for which you wish to indicate absolute value.
|6| = 6 means the absolute value of 6 is 6.
|6| = 6 means the absolute value of 6 is 6.
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