# What is the opposite and absolute of the integer 85?

Mar 13, 2018

See below.

#### Explanation:

The opposite of $85$ is $- 85$. To figure out the opposite of an integer, all you have to do is put the opposite sign in front of the number.
The absolute value of $85$ is $| 85 |$. The absolute value of a number shows how far away the number is from zero. For example, the absolute value of $4$ is just $| 4 |$, it's showing that the number is $4$ units away from zero.