Absolute Value means *how far* a number is from zero – the distance from 0 to that number. When you want to know the absolute value of a number:

- Absolute values of positive numbers is the same positive number
- Absolute values of negative numbers is the same positive number
- Absolute value of 0 is 0

Absolute Value is never a negative number. Think of the Absolute Value of all numbers as positive or 0. When you want to know the Absolute Value of a negative number, it’s as easy as removing the negative sign and making it a positive number.

**Absolute Value Examples**

Here are some examples of Absolute Value:

- Absolute Value of -6 is 6
- Absolute Value of 8 is 8
- Absolute Value of -14 is 14
- Absolute Value of 20 is 20
- Absolute Value of 0 is 0

**Absolute Value Symbol**

When you want to show the Absolute Value of a number in an equation, place a | on both side of the number. And remember, to always think of that number as a positive number or 0, even if the number between the | is a negative number.

**Absolute Value Equation Examples**

Here are some Absolute Value equations showing use of the Absolute Value symbol:

- | -6 | = 6
- | 8 | = 8
- | -14 | = 14
- | 20 | = 20
- | 0 | = 0

Here are some basic Absolute Value math equations:

- | 7 – 4 | = 3
- | 15 – 9 | = 6
- | 11 – 7 | = 4
- | 10 – 14 | = 4
- | 10 – 14 | = | -4 |
- | -4 | = 4

- | 8 – 10 | = 2
- | 8 – 10 | = | -2 |
- | -2 | = 2

Here are some more advanced Absolute Value math equations:

- | -5 x 3 | = 15
- | -5 x 3 | = | -15 |
- | -15 | = 15

- -| 8 – 3 | = -5
- -| 8 – 3 | = -| 5 |
- -| 5 | = -5

- -| 4 – 6 | = -2
- -| 4 – 6 | = -| -2 |
- -| -2 | = -2

- -| -7 | = -7