# How do you simplify #abs{+45} - abs{-96} - abs{-5} + abs{-36} - abs{+100}#?

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Jul 30, 2016

#### Explanation:

Note that:

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Jul 30, 2016

#### Explanation:

The double | | is called absolute value. What is inside the | | is treated as a positive value.

So

becomes:

Which is:

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As an add on; suppose we had

In this case