To find the absolute value of a number, the number inside the absolute value brackets is taken out. If it is a positive number, it is kept the same, if it is a negative number the negative sign is removed to make it a positive. For example $|-4|$ becomes $4$
Work Step by Step
An absolute value is the distance a number is from zero on a number line, irrespective of sign. Therefore the value will always be the the positive of the number within the absolute value signs.