# How do you simplify 0.2abs(-8)?

##### 1 Answer
Oct 29, 2015

0.2abs(-8) = color(green)(1.6

#### Explanation:

The absolute value of a number tells us how far it is from zero.

As -8 is 8 units away from zero, we can say that$\left\mid - 8 \right\mid = 8$

Hence 0.2*abs(-8) = 0.2 * 8 = color(green)(1.6