Absolute Value Definition

Lets check Absolute Value definition:

The Absolute Value Definition can be applied to various topics of mathematics like complex system of numbers, vectors and many more. Using Absolute Values  of numbers provides solution for finding units like distance, magnitude. Jean-Robert Argand of France was the first to introduce the term module which means a unit of measuring something. Since than, it has been used for numerous applications. The symbol for absolute value was demonstrated by Karl Weierstrass. It is also famous with some other names like numerical value and the magnitude. It can also be viewed as the distance of number from zero. So once you get to know What is Absolute Value, let's move on to it's symbolic form and some examples.

Absolute Value Symbol & some examples:

            The symbol for absolute value consists of two vertical bars with the number or variable inserted in between  whose absolute value needs to be found. For a number x, the absolute value notation is |x|. Now let's have absolute value of some numbers.

(i) |-23| = 23

(ii) |32| = 32

(iii) |0| = 0

(iv) |-4 * 3| = |-12| = 12

(v) -2 * |-3| = -2 * 3 = -6

            Microsoft has provided the absolute value symbol in word. In MS Word 2003, go to the symbol in the Insert tab and you can find a symbol for absolute value. In MS Word 2007, if you go to the Insert tab, you will find symbols and equations somewhere at the bottom. Just click on symbols and select the required symbol. You can also go in the equation editor and select absolute value symbol from the templates located in left corner of the menu. The absolute value finds its application in our day-to-day life also. The word problems can be converted and absolute value property can be applied to get expected output.

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