# How do you simplify abs( -5/9)?

Apr 4, 2018

$\frac{5}{9}$

#### Explanation:

The vertical lines around the fraction are absolute value bars.

Anything inside absolute value bars is POSITIVE.

For $| - \frac{5}{9} |$, $- \frac{5}{9}$ is inside the absolute value bars, so its sign has to change from negative to positive.

$| - \frac{5}{9} | = \frac{5}{9}$