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Basics
**Absolute Value of x = |x| = distance of x from zero on a number line

absolute value of x = |x| = x

absolute value of -x = |-x| = x

absolute value 0f x = absolute value of -x

|x| = |-x| = x

absolute value of 3 = |3| = 3

absolute value of -3 = |-3| = 3

absolute value of 3 = absolute value of -3

|3| = |-3| = 3

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Question
**What is |7|?

**Answer
**7

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Question
**What is |-7|?

**Answer
**7

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Question
**What is -|3|?

**Answer
**-3

**Answer Process**

This is a trick question.

The absolute value operation inside | | is performed first; the negative sign operation is performed last.

-|3| = -3

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Question
**What is -|-3|?

**Answer**

-3

**Answer Process**

This is a trick question.

The absolute value operation inside | | is performed first; the negative sign operation is performed last.

-|-3| = -3

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Practice – Questions
**1. What is |8|?

2. What is |-8|?

3. What is -|8|?

4. What is -|-8|?

5. |4| = |-4| **→** True or False?

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Practice – Answers
**1. 8

2. 8

3. -8

4. -8

5. True