How do you simplify abs(9)?

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Mar 6, 2018

The absolute value function takes any term and transforms it to its non-negative form.

$\left\mid 9 \right\mid = 9$

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Mar 7, 2018

Think about absolute value as how many units the number is away from 0!

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Or another way that you could think about the absolute value of a number is how many units away it is from 0. If you think about it that way, you can always remember that the number of units it is from 0 will always have to be positive. Therefore, let's say if you took the absolute value of -9 (which can be written as $| - 9 |$) then it would be 9 also because it, too, is 9 units away from 0.

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