This week, I have learned how to solve and find the absolute value of each number. There are several rules to absolute value.

- Negative numbers that are inside the absolute value becomes positive number.
- You do the calculation before changing the negative number to positive number.
- It is like brackets, however, the difference between brackets and absolute values is that every number that comes out from an absolute values becomes a positive.

How to solve an absolute value

To solve absolute value, you use BEDMAS

B- Brackets

E- Exponent

D- Division

M- Multiplication

A- Addition

S- Subtraction

As an example let’s use

- We will do : 5-8
- Answer -3

Since the answer is negative and it is in the absolute value, it becomes positive.

= 3

Let’s try a harder question.

Let’s go through the steps

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= 85