Arithmetic Reasoning Flash Card Set 39730

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Absolute Value

The absolute value is the positive magnitude of a particular number or variable and is indicated by two vertical lines: $$\left|-5\right| = 5$$. In the case of a variable absolute value ($$\left|a\right| = 5$$) the value of a can be either positive or negative (a = -5 or a = 5).

absolute value

The __________ is the positive magnitude of a particular number or variable and is indicated by two vertical lines: $$\left|-5\right|$$.