# How do you simplify abs(26)?

Jan 16, 2017

$\left\mid 26 \right\mid = 26$.

#### Explanation:

Absolute values behave as follows:

$\left\mid a \right\mid = a$, if $a \ge 0$

$\left\mid a \right\mid = - a$, if $a < 0$

$26 > 0$

Therefore, $\left\mid 26 \right\mid = 26.$