# Whats the absolute value of 8?

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Jun 29, 2015

The absolute value of

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#### Explanation:

The absolute value of a number is its 'size'. For positive numbers the size is the same as the number. For negative numbers it is the corresponding positive number.

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Another way of thinking of it is to imagine numbers laid out in order, evenly spaced on a line with