# Absolute Value Calculator

## Calculator Use

Use this calculator to find the absolute value of numbers. Enter real numbers for x. The symbol for absolute value is given as

| x |

where | x | = x, and | -x | = x.

## What is Absolute Value?

Absolute value is defined as the distance of a number from 0, whether positive or negative. The sign of the number does not matter because absolute value simply defines the size or magnitude of the value.

The absolute value of a number can be thought of as the distance of that number from 0 on a number line.

## Example Absolute Values:

The absolute value of 9 is 9, written | 9 | = 9

The absolute value of -9 is 9, written | -9 | = 9

The absolute value of 0 is 0, written | 0 | = 0

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