# How do you find |-100|?

Jun 6, 2018

100

#### Explanation:

Absolute value simply means the distance from zero. So the question is asking: how far away is $- 100$ from zero?

Since $- 100$ is $100$ units away from zero, $100$ is our answer.

Jun 6, 2018

100

#### Explanation:

Any figure within a absolute value is that item with a positive sign:

For example:

if $a > 0$ then $| a | = a$

if $a <$ then $| a | = - \left(- a\right) = a$

If your case $a < 0$ so:

$| - 100 | = - \left(- 100\right) = 100$