How far a number is from zero.

Examples:

In other words it is the

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

Examples:

**6**is 6 away from zero, so the absolute value of 6 is 6**−6**is 6 away from zero, so the absolute value of −6 is 6In other words it is the

**magnitude**of a number, no negatives allowed.The symbol "|" is placed either side to mean "Absolute Value", so we write:

**|−6| = 6**
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