What is the absolute value of 5?

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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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Finding the Absolute Value of a Real Number

from Algebra I: High School

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