# Absolute Value & The Opposite of a Number

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In this lesson, Professor Perez explains absolute value and the opposite of a number. Absolute value represents distance and is always positive, while the opposite of a number is the number that is the same distance from 0 on the number line but on the opposite side. The lesson covers how to find the absolute value and opposite of numbers and includes some simple problems to help students practice.

Lesson Description:

Finding absolute values and opposites of numbers.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

Questions answered by this video:
• What is the absolute value of a number?
• What is the opposite of a number?
• How is absolute value like distance?
• What is the absolute value of -3 + 5?
• How do you find the absolute value of an expression?
• How can you find absolute values and opposites using the number line?
• What is the opposite of a negative number?
• What is the opposite of the absolute value of a negative number?
• What is the opposite of 5 - 9?
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The idea of absolute values is explained in this video as the distance of a number from 0. The absolute value and the opposites of many different numbers are found. Some more complicated examples are done near the end of the video, by finding absolute values of negatives and negatives of absolute values.