# What is the absolute value of 5?

## Question:

What is the absolute value of 5?

## Calculating Absolute Values:

To take the absolute value of a number, we simply take the positive value of that number. This is because the definition of the absolute value of a number is the distance that the number is from 0 on the number line. Each number, *x*, on the number line is positive *x* units from 0, so the absolute value of a number, *x*, is the positive value of *x*.

## Answer and Explanation:

The absolute value of 5, denoted |5|, is 5.

To find the absolute value of 5, we simply take the positive value of 5, which is 5. We can also look at...

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