# Is there a way to write absolute value bars when asking a question? I looked through the list of symbols given on the website, but I didn't see anything.

##### 2 Answers

Dec 13, 2017

#### Answer:

You can use the abs(x) function.

#### Explanation:

To write absolute value bars, use **abs** function with the hashtags.

When you write ＃abs(x)＃ in the Answer section(＃ must be written in half-width character), you actually see

Dec 13, 2017

#### Answer:

Alternatively, you can...

#### Explanation:

... write something like

without hashtags|x|

with hashtags

#|x|#

to get the same result. So just use the vertical bar symbol located on your keyboard to get the absolute value bars in between hashtags.