# Whats the absolute value of abs(-27)?

Mar 26, 2018

The absolute value of $\left\mid - 27 \right\mid$ is $27$.

#### Explanation:

Since, absolute value only refers to the magnitude and not the sign of the number. Likewise, absolute value of $\left\mid - x \right\mid \Rightarrow x$ ( non-negative magnitude of $x$.

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Mar 26, 2018

$\left\mid - 27 \right\mid = 27$

#### Explanation:

The absolute value of a number simply means that its sign (positive or negative) is ignored. So absolute values are, by definition, positive numbers.

Just remove the negative sign from the number!

$\left\mid - 27 \right\mid = 27$