# Whats the absolute value of abs(4+(-10))?

Jul 15, 2015

The answer is $6$.

#### Explanation:

Simplify the terms inside the absolute value symbol.

$\left\mid 4 + \left(- 10\right) \right\mid$ =

$\left\mid 4 - 10 \right\mid$ =

$\left\mid - 6 \right\mid = 6$

The absolute value is always 0 or the distance a number is from 0 on a number line, in which case it is always positive.