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Absolute Value of a Number

Absolute value of a number is nothing but the value of the number without considering its sign. Here we are going to learn about the absolute value of the number and its operation.

Let us consider the number -3. Absolute value of -3 is denoted by |-3|. And its value is +3.
So absolute value of positive number or a negative number is a positive number.

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How to Find the Absolute Value of a Number

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If any number is given with its sign to find the absolute value we just write the number without considering its sign. Below are the examples on how to find the absolute value of a number -

Solved Examples

Question 1: Find the absolute value of the number -5.
Solution:
 
Here the given number is -5. So to find the absolute value we have to write in the absolute value form.

|-5| = +5
 

Question 2: Find the absolute value of the number -16.
Solution:
 
Here the given number is -16. So to find the absolute value we have to write in the absolute value form.

|-16| = +16
 

Question 3: Find the absolute value of the number +6.
Solution:
 
Here the given number is +6. So to find the absolute value we have to write in the absolute value form.

|+6| = +6
 

Operations Using Absolute Value of a Number

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Addition operation:

Add the following absolute values of the numbers. |-5| + |6|

Solution:

Given numbers are |-5| + |6|

Absolute value of |-5| = +5

Absolute value of |+6| = +6

So |-5| + |6| = +5 + 6 = +11

Subtraction operation:

Subtract the following absolute values of the numbers. |9| - |-3|

Solution:

Given numbers are |9| - |-3|

Absolute value of |9| = +9

Absolute value of |-3| = +3

So |9| - |-3| = 9 - 3 = +6

Multiplication operation:

Multiply the following absolute values of the numbers. |6| `xx` |-3|

Solution:

Given numbers are |6| `xx` |-3|

Absolute value of |6| = +6

Absolute value of |-3| = +3

So |6| `xx ` |-3| = 6 `xx` 3 = +18

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