# Whats the absolute value of abs(-38)?

Jul 14, 2018

The absolute value function takes any term and transforms it to its non-negative form.

$\left\mid - 38 \right\mid = 38$

Jul 14, 2018

$38$

#### Explanation:

Absolute value makes any number positive, so in general, we can say

$\left\mid \pm x \right\mid = x$

No matter if $x$ is positive or negative, the absolute value of $x$ will be positive.

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