# How do you simplify abs(-2.1)?

##### 1 Answer
May 19, 2015

We have been asked to find the Absolute value of $- 2.1$

The Absolute Value of a number tells us its distance from zero on a number line.

As you can see in the figure, $- 2.1$ lies $2.1 u n i t s$ away from zero.

Hence abs(-2.1) = color(blue)(2.1