# How do you evaluate #f(x)=abs(x+17)# for #f(-5)#?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 6, 2016

act as if the abs value symbols are parentheses

#### Explanation:

Plug in the -5 for x, add, then find absolute value (how far is 12 from zero?). Good question!

|x| + |17| would be 5 + 17, since each is separate.