# How do you simplify abs( -2)?

May 23, 2016

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#### Explanation:

Absolute value is simply defined as the distance a number is from
$0$.

For Example:
$\left\mid - 3 \right\mid = 3$
$\left\mid 3 \right\mid = 3$
Therefore
$\left\mid - 3 \right\mid = \left(3\right)$

Now, "How do you simplify $\left\mid - 2 \right\mid$?"

$\left\mid - 2 \right\mid = 2$
This is because $- 2$ is $2$ units away from $0$.