# Question #e41c3

##### 1 Answer

Two different numbers can have the same absolute value if one number is the negative of the other. If a number is written in the absolute form, both values must be considered.

#### Explanation:

\The absolute value of a number is the integer or digit by itself, with no signs to indicate if it is positive or negative, or where it lies on a number line, other than the value of the integer.

Example:

In this example, if we have a value of

Changing the sign has moved the integer from the positive

In both cases, the **absolute value** has not changed, it is still

The absolute value of

They show the number lines here:

http://www.eduplace.com/math/mathsteps/7/b/