Definition: The absolute value of a number is the distance between that number and 0.
Rule: To show that we want the absolute value of a number, we put straight lines around it.
Interactivity: Absolute Value Directions for Interactivity
Click and drag the big blue point. The absolute value of the number is the length of the purple line segment.
In the above image, there is a number line and 4 points Ѕ W Y Z and in the image below is shown the way to calculate the absolute value
So the absolute value of 26 is 26. We write this sentence: |26| =26 .
Now, let's look at the points to the left of 0.
So the absolute value of –7 is 7 or |-7| =7 .
The graph of y=|x|
The graph of y=2|x|+1
The graph of y=-|x|+2
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