# What is the absolute value of -38?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 29, 2016

#### Explanation:

The

#color(blue)"absolute value"# is always#color(red)"positive"# This is because it gives a measure of how far a value is from zero. The value is denoted by being enclosed in vertical bars.

#"That is " |-4|=|4|=4# since both - 4 and 4 are 4 units from zero.

#rArr|-38|=38#