The question we are tackling on this page: What is the absolute value of positive 12 or 12?|
When you ask, "What is the absolute value of 12?" you are asking for the answer to the following problem:
|12| = ?
The absolute value of 12 is the distance between 12 and 0 on a number line. See illustration below where x is 12:
Since the distance between 12 and 0 on a number line is 12, we get the answer as follows:
|12| = 12
Note that the absolute value of 12 can also be written as abs(12) which may be useful to know if you have a good calculator.
Absolute Value of 13
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