# Which is greater, |-16| or |-18|?

$\left\mid - 18 \right\mid$ is greater than $\left\mid - 16 \right\mid$.
$\left\mid - 18 \right\mid$ is greater than $\left\mid - 16 \right\mid$.
$\left\mid - 18 \right\mid = 18$, while $\left\mid - 16 \right\mid = 16$
Since $18 > 16$, $\left\mid - 18 \right\mid$ is greater than $\left\mid - 16 \right\mid$.