The question we are tackling on this page: What is the absolute value of positive 20 or 20?|
When you ask, "What is the absolute value of 20?" you are asking for the answer to the following problem:
|20| = ?
The absolute value of 20 is the distance between 20 and 0 on a number line. See illustration below where x is 20:
Since the distance between 20 and 0 on a number line is 20, we get the answer as follows:
|20| = 20
Note that the absolute value of 20 can also be written as abs(20) which may be useful to know if you have a good calculator.
Absolute Value of 21
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