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What is an absolute value in mathematics?
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An absolute value is always a positive number, absolute value refers to the distance of a number from 0.

So the distance from zero of \(2\) and \(-2\) is equal i.e.

\[|-2| = |2| = 2\]

Some mathematicians explain it as only looking at the magnitude (number of steps from zero) component of the number and ignoring the sign (direction from zero).
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