# How do you solve absp= 0?

##### 1 Answer
Jul 11, 2015

$p = 0$

#### Explanation:

$\left\mid a \right\mid = a$ if $a \ge 0$

$\left\mid a \right\mid = - a$ if $a \le 0$

So if $\left\mid a \right\mid = b$, then $b \ge 0$ and $a = \pm b$

In our example $\left\mid p \right\mid = 0$ means $p = \pm 0 = 0$