In mathematics, the absolute value or modulus |x| of a real number x is the non- negative value of x without regard to its sign. Namely, |x| = x for a positive x, |x| ...
More Examples: The absolute value of −9 is 9; The absolute value of 3 is 3; The absolute value of 0 is 0; The absolute value of −156 is 156 ...
One easy way to think of absolute value is the distance it is from zero. To do that, a number line comes in handy. Watch and learn.
Learn how to find the absolute value of 5, -10, and 12.
Before we start sticking a bunch of x's in these things, let's remember what they are. Look at a few examples:
There is a technical definition for absolute value, but you could easily never need it. (If you go as far as calculus, the technical definition might come up.) For now ...
Demonstrates how to solve absolute-value equations, and explains the reasoning behind the algebra. Also compares algebraic results with graphical results.
Note: In this tutorial you'll see how you can think of absolute value in a very intuitive way. Let us know if you have any questions about it!
Shows you the step-by-step solutions solving absolute value equations! This calculator will solve your problems.