# How do you simplify # |2| + |-6| - |3| - |-4|#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 8, 2016

#### Explanation:

The long bars that surround numbers are **absolute values**. Absolute values are the distance from

A simple way to remember the concept without necessarily understanding it: the absolute value of any number is always that number, positive. For example:

or

**Moving on to your question:**

This simplifies to:

We can combine these numbers to get: