# How do you simplify –| (–2)2 |?

May 27, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, execute the multiplication operation within the absolute value function:

$- \left\mid \textcolor{red}{\left(- 2\right)} \textcolor{b l u e}{2} \right\mid \implies - \left\mid - 4 \right\mid$

Next, execute the absolute value function. This function takes any negative or positive number and transforms it to its positive form:

$- \textcolor{red}{\left\mid - 4 \right\mid} \implies - \left(4\right) \implies - 4$