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What is the absolute value of 3?

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What is the absolute value of 3?

Definition of Absolute Value:

In mathematics, the absolute value of a number, x, denoted |x|, is equal to x if x is positive, and it is equal to -x if x is negative. That is, |x| is always equal to the positive value of x. This rule comes from the fact that the technical definition of the absolute value of a number is the distance between that number and 0 on a number line.

Answer and Explanation:

The absolute value of 3 is 3. Since 3 is positive, we use the rules of absolute values to get that |3| = 3.

Since 3 is relatively small, we can also...

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What is an Absolute Value?

from Math 101: College Algebra

Chapter 2 / Lesson 3
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