The question we are tackling on this page: What is the absolute value of negative 598 or -598?|
When you ask, "What is the absolute value of -598?" you are asking for the answer to the following problem:
|-598| = ?
The absolute value of -598 is the distance between -598 and 0 on a number line. See illustration below where -x is -598:
Since the distance between -598 and 0 on a number line is 598, we get the answer as follows:
|-598| = 598
Note that the absolute value of -598 can also be written as abs(-598) which may be useful to know if you have a good calculator.
Absolute Value of -597
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