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Math and Arithmetic

# What does absolute value means?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### September 30, 2008 5:48PM

absolute value is the the number that it is away from the origin. they are always positive. ex./ -4 abosolute value is 4.

## Related Questions

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### Distance a number is from zero?

That is called the "absolute value" of the number. For
example:
The absolute value of 5 is 5.
The absolute value of -5 is also 5.
That is called the "absolute value" of the number. For example:
The absolute value of 5 is 5.
The absolute value of -5 is also 5.
That is called the "absolute value" of the number. For example:
The absolute value of 5 is 5.
The absolute value of -5 is also 5.
That is called the "absolute value" of the number. For example:
The absolute value of 5 is 5.
The absolute value of -5 is also 5.

###### Asked in School Subjects, Math and Arithmetic, Algebra, Numbers

### What does the absolute value of a number mean?

The absolute value of a number is the distance that number is
from zero.
A more accurate description is to say the absolute value of a
number is the value of the number regardless of its "+" or "-"
sign, which is also known technically as its "polarity".
Further notes
The "value" of any particular number means the quantity or
amount of some things which that number represents.
Just a few examples of some values are shown in bold below:
5 apples for which the absolute value is
5
-12 volts for which the absolute value is
12
1000 houses for which the absolute value is
1000
-273 oC for which the absolute value is
273
0.1 miles for which the absolute value is
0.1