# How do you simplify - |-4| + |-6| - |3| + |-1|?

Sep 6, 2016

0

#### Explanation:

For the $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{absolute value}}$ we have the condition

$\textcolor{\mathmr{and} a n \ge}{\text{Reminder}}$ for example.

$| - 4 | = 4 \text{ and } | 4 | = 4$

The absolute value is a measure of how far a value is from the origin with no consideration of it's direction.

here $| - 4 | = 4 , | - 6 | = 6 , | 3 | = 3 \text{ and } | - 1 | = 1$

hence the expression can be written.

$- \left(4\right) + \left(6\right) - \left(3\right) + \left(1\right) = - 4 + 6 - 3 + 1 = 0$