How far a number is from zero.

Example "6" is 6 away from zero, but "−6" is also 6 away from zero.

So the absolute value of 6 is 6, and the absolute value of −6 is also 6.

The symbol "|" is placed either side to mean "Absolute Value", so we write:

Example "6" is 6 away from zero, but "−6" is also 6 away from zero.

So the absolute value of 6 is 6, and the absolute value of −6 is also 6.

The symbol "|" is placed either side to mean "Absolute Value", so we write:

**|−6| = 6**