# Absolute Value Calculator

Instructions: Type any number and the solver will compute its absolute value. For fractions type “-2/3”, for example.

Type the number to compute its absolute value =

The absolute value is a math operation applied to real numbers that is defined as follows:

• For a real number $$x$$, if $$x$$ is positive (or zero), the absolute value of $$x$$ is just $$x$$
• On the other hand, if $$x$$ is negative, the absolute value of $$x$$ is $$-x$$

For example:

$|3| = 3$

because 3 is positive. On the other hand,

$|-5| = -(-5) = (-1)\cdot(-5) = 5$

because -5 is negative, and the absolute value of a negative number is computed by multiplying the number, in this case $$-5$$, by $$-1$$