# How do you simplify 3|-3-(-1)| + 3(-1)?

Apr 12, 2016

The absolute value of a number ($| x |$) is the exclusively positive distance between the number and 0.

#### Explanation:

$= 3 | - 2 | - 3$

$= 3 \left(2\right) - 3$

$= 3$

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