### Can the absolute value of a number be both positive and negative Explain?

No. The absolute value of a number is always positive, or zero. The way the absolute value is defined, it can never be negative. No. The absolute value of a number is always positive, or zero. The way the absolute value is defined, it can never be negative. No. The absolute value of a number is always positive, or zero. The way the absolute value is defined, it can never be negative. No. The absolute…

### What does the word mean absolute value mean in math?

There is a technical definition for absolute value, but you could easily never need it. You should view the absolute value of a number as its distance from zero. The absolute value of +3 is 3, since it is three away from zero. The absolute value of -3 is 3, since it is three away from zero the other way.

### Why cant the adsolute value of a number be negtive?

That is because of the way the absolute value is defined. The absolute value of a positive number is positive, the absolute value of a negative number is also positive. The absolute value of zero is zero. Even in the complex numbers, the absolute value is defined in such a way that it is a real and positive number.

### Is the absolute value of a negative number always zero?

No. The only time it's zero is if the number is zero. The absolute value of a number is "how far that number is from zero". So for example, the absolute value of -6 is 6. Absolute value is written with these two lines around the number, for example: |-6| means 'the absolute value of -6'. An easy way to know absolute value, is that its always the positive version of whatever number you are…

### What number has an absolute value of 6?

Six. Absolute value means whether positive or negative, how many places is a number away from zero. -6 is six places from zero. Positive six is six places away from zero. The absolute value is always written as a positive number The absolute value of -10 is 10, because -10 is ten places away from zero. and so on.