# How do you simplify abs(-24)?

Jul 6, 2016

$\setminus \left\mid - 24 \right\mid = 24$.

#### Explanation:

The function "absolute value" is defined like this :

$\setminus \left\mid . \right\mid : \mathbb{R} \setminus \rightarrow {\mathbb{R}}_{+}$
$\setminus \left\mid x \right\mid = x$, if $x \setminus \ge q 0$,
$\setminus \left\mid x \right\mid = - x$, if $x \setminus < 0$.

Therefore, $\setminus \left\mid - 24 \right\mid = - \left(- 24\right) = 24$.