What is an Absolute Value?


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What is correct expression for the absolute value of the following number: 8?

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1. Absolute values make positive numbers _____ and negative numbers _____.

2. Which symbol is used to represent absolute value?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Absolute value adds another layer to solving equations. In this quiz, you'll recall how absolute value works and then solve problems involving it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This absolute value quiz tests your ability to:

  • Understand why the story from the lesson relates to absolute values
  • Recall what absolute values do to positive and negative numbers
  • Remember what symbols we write absolute values with
  • Evaluate expressions that use absolute values

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on absolute value
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider why a story relates to absolute values
  • Problem solving - find the answer to absolute value expressions
  • Information recall - remember the absolute value knowledge you've gained

Additional Learning

Want to know more? The lesson titled What is an Absolute Value? covers the following objectives:

  • Define magnitude in the context of absolute value
  • Explain when absolute value is used
  • Use example problems to show how to solve equations that involve absolute values