##### Asked by: Wanda Scarpelli

asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th January, 2020# What is the absolute value of -| 5?

**Absolute value**describes the distance of a number on the number line from 0 without considering which direction from zero the number lies. The

**absolute value**of a number is never negative. The

**absolute value**of

**5**is

**5**.

Also, what is the absolute value of negative five?

The **absolute value** of -**5**: |−**5**| is the **absolute value** of a **negative** number. To find the answer to this, you simply remove the **negative** sign, so the answer is **5** .

Also, what is an example of an absolute value? Therefore, the **absolute value** of a number is the positive **value** of that number. For **example**, the **absolute value** of -5 is 5 and the **absolute value** of 5 is 5. It's really quite easy. You just use the positive **value** of the number.

One may also ask, what is the absolute value of -|- 3?

The **absolute value** of **3** is **3**. The **absolute value** of 0 is 0. The **absolute value** of −156 is 156.

What is the absolute value of 8?

The **absolute value of 8** is **8** .