# SOLUTION: I am a parent working with a 7th grader, been years sicne I had algebra. Please explain ABSOLUTE Numbers? Thanks Jack

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 Click here to see ALL problems on decimal-numbers Question 13815: I am a parent working with a 7th grader, been years sicne I had algebra. Please explain ABSOLUTE Numbers? Thanks JackAnswer by fractalier(2101)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Yes...the absolute value of a number is its distance from zero on the number line... Since distance can never be negative, the absolute value of a number is ALWAYS positive (except for zero)...thus |8| = 8 |-8| = 8