# How do you find the absolute value of #-7-2i#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 2, 2017

#### Explanation:

The absolute value of a complex number is essentially its (Euclidean) distance from

#abs(x+iy) = sqrt(x^2+y^2)#

So in our example:

#abs(-7-2i) = sqrt((-7)^2+(-2)^2) = sqrt(49+4) = sqrt(53)#