# How do you simplify 4|3-(-3)| + (-1)?

The absolute value acts as a bracket, so analyze what's inside there first, then it's order of operations as normal, to get to $23$.

#### Explanation:

Starting with the original:

$4 | 3 - \left(- 3\right) | + \left(- 1\right)$

The absolute value acts as a set of brackets, so let's focus there first:

$| 3 - \left(- 3\right) |$

So $3 - \left(- 3\right) = 6$

So let's substitute that in:

$4 | 6 | + \left(- 1\right)$

Next, $| 6 | = 6$

So we have:

$4 \cdot 6 + \left(- 1\right) = 24 - 1 = 23$