# How do you simplify abs(7-10)?

##### 1 Answer
Oct 28, 2015

$\left\mid 7 - 10 \right\mid = 3$

#### Explanation:

Absolute value is the distance of a number from $0$ on the number line.

$\left[1\right] \text{ } \left\mid 7 - 10 \right\mid$

Subtract 10 from 7.

$\left[2\right] \text{ } = \left\mid - 3 \right\mid$

To get the absolute value of $- 3$, just get its positive counterpart (which is $3$).

$\left[3\right] \text{ } = \textcolor{b l u e}{3}$