# How do you simplify  abs(-124)?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 25, 2016

$124$

#### Explanation:

The absolute bars mean that the value must be non-negative. So if the argument between the bar is negative, the sign is "flipped" to make the outcome positive.

This also goes for less simple examples like $| x - 1 |$. Then the simplification would depend on the value of $x$ being greater or smaller than $1$