# How do you simplify 8 + abs(-3) = 5?

$\textcolor{m a \ge n t a}{\text{This question has to be wrong as "|-3|" is positive} 3}$ so you have in effect $\textcolor{red}{8 + 3 = 5 \text{ which is false}}$
However: $8 - | - 3 | \to 8 - 3 = 5$ which is true