# How do you simplify abs(-3/2) ?

$| - \frac{3}{2} |$, or the absolute value of $- \frac{3}{2}$, can be written as $| 0 - \frac{3}{2} |$.
Recall that $| x - a |$ means that the value is a distance $a$ from $x$ on the number line.
So, this means you are looking for the distance from $0$ to $- \frac{3}{2}$. In other words, the distance from $\left(0 , 0\right)$, to $\left(- \frac{3}{2} , 0\right)$.
This distance is always positive, and it is equal to $\setminus m a t h b f \left(\frac{3}{2}\right)$.