CALCULATOR

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## Absolute Value Calculator

Calculate the absolute value of:

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INTRO

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Absolute value ignores a number’s direction (+/-) from 0 and just tells us how far the number is from 0.Since $∣0∣=0$, and zero is neither negative or positive, the absolute value of any number is always Check out our or explore our and sections to learn more about absolute value and test your understanding.

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!

$−50$

$−40$

$−30$

$−20$

$−10$

$0$

$10$

$20$

$30$

$40$

$50$

### POWER

$∣−50∣=50$### Is Absolute Value Always Positive?

**either positive or zero**.

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KEY STEPS

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## 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

PRACTICE

— Absolute Value

CONCLUSION

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