# How do you evaluate #abs(-4)/2timesabs(-1times8)#?

##### 1 Answer

The answer is

#### Explanation:

Taking the absolute value of a number means finding its distance from 0.

First, we simplify within the absolute value bars as much as we can:

To solve this, we need to simplify

Similarly, since the distance between

This allows us to simplify from where we left off:

## Bonus:

The clever shortcut for simplifying absolute values is to simply take the positive value of the number inside. In other words, for all positive numbers

eg: