# Absolute value

The absolute value of a number is the number's distance from zero on a number line. The absolute value of a positive number is the number itself, and the absolute value of a negative number is the negative of the number. The absolute value of zero is zero.

### How do you find absolute value?

Finding the absolute value of a number is finding the distance of that number from zero on a number line. To find the absolute value of a number, simply take the number and remove any negative signs in front of it. So, the absolute value of -5 is 5 and the absolute value of 3 is 3. What is the absolute value of 13? The absolute value of 13 is 13. What is the absolute value of negative 12? The absolute value of a number is the number's distance from zero on a number line. So, the absolute value of negative 12 would be 12. What's the absolute value of 4? The absolute value of 4 is 4. What's the absolute value of 9? The absolute value of a number is the number's distance from zero on a number line. So, the absolute value of 9 would be 9 units away from zero on a number line.