# How do you simplify abs(-77)?

May 23, 2016

$77$

#### Explanation:

Absolute value is simply defined as the distance a number is from $0$.

For Example:
$\left\mid - 3 \right\mid = 3$
$\left\mid 3 \right\mid = 3$
Therefore$\left\mid - 3 \right\mid = \left\mid 3 \right\mid$

Now, "How do you simplify $\left\mid - 77 \right\mid$?"
$\left\mid - 77 \right\mid = 77$
This is because $- 77$ is $77$ units away from $0$