## Absolute Value | ## more ... |

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 can write: |-6| = 6 | |