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Introduction Introduction # Absolute Value

INTRO
Absolute value ignores a number’s direction (+/-) from 0 and just tells us how far the number is from 0.
It's kind of like how a video game character's overall power ignores the type of impact (❤️/🗡️) and is just focused on how much impact they have relative to 0.
Attackers have a negative effect on health, and healers have a positive effect on health. ### Attacking 🗡️ ### Healing ❤️

But when we compare overall power, we just look at how much they change health by. Click/tap on some of the characters below to see how powerful they are!         ### Is Absolute Value Always Positive?

Since , and zero is neither negative or positive, the absolute value of any number is always either positive or zero.
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CALCULATOR

## Absolute Value Calculator

Calculate the absolute value of:
KEY STEPS

## How to Calculate Absolute Value

### Step 1. Evaluate the expression inside the bars.

If there's only one number, move on to Step 2.

### Step 2. Drop the negative sign.

Absolute value is like the overall power of a number. It ignores the direction from 0 and just tells us how far it is from 0.
LESSON
Absolute Value

## Absolute Value

Just like how a character’s overall power ignores the type of impact (❤️/🗡️) and just describes how much impact they have relative to 0, absolute value ignores a number’s direction (+/-) from 0 and just tells us how far it is from 0.

We represent the absolute value of a number or expression by surrounding it with two vertical lines.
 Expression Meaning The absolute value of 5 is 5. The absolute value of -5 is 5. The negative of the absolute value of 5 is -5. The negative of the absolute value of -5 is -5.
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PRACTICE
Absolute Value

## Practice: Calculating Absolute Value

Question 1 of 11:

### Step 1. Evaluate the expression inside the bars.

Since there's only one number between the bars, we just move on to Step 2.

CONCLUSION
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