###### Definition 1.3.2

The absolute value of a number is the distance between that number and \(0\) on a number line. For the absolute value of \(x\text{,}\) we write \(\abs{x}\text{.}\)

The absolute value of a number is the distance between that number and \(0\) on a number line. For the absolute value of \(x\text{,}\) we write \(\abs{x}\text{.}\)