# How do you simplify abs(-13)?

Jun 24, 2016

Remove everything from $| - 13 |$ except for the number 13

#### Explanation:

$| - 13 | = 13$

Just remove the absolute value and negative symbols

$\textcolor{red}{|} - |$

and keep $13$ to simplify $| - 13 |$

basically, remove everything that is not a number from the question

If any number = $x$

simplifying $| - x |$ means remove abs and $-$ from $x$

the simplified version of $| - x |$ which is just $x$