# Absolute Value

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff. Posted in Mathematics

A numbers distance from zero.  it is never a negative number even though the distance from $$\;0\;$$ goes both directions.  Its a number without a sign, $$\; |8|=|-8|=8$$.

• $$\; |x|=x \;if\; x\ge0$$
• $$\; |x|=x \;if\; x<0$$