# How do you simplify abs[4] +abs [-3]?

Mar 3, 2018

$7$

#### Explanation:

The purpose of the absolute function is turn anything negative, to a positive, and anything positive will stay positive:

$| a | = | - a | = a$

$\implies | 4 | = 4$

$\implies | - 3 | = 3$

$\implies | 4 | + | - 3 | = 4 + 3$

$= 7$