# Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.1 Signed Numbers - 9.1 Exercises: 32

$\frac{1}{2}$

#### Work Step by Step

The absolute value of a number is the distance between that number and 0 on the number line. Therefore, absolute value will always be positive, because distance can only be a positive measurement. $|-\frac{1}{2}|=\frac{1}{2}$, because $-\frac{1}{2}$ is $\frac{1}{2}$ space from 0 on the number line

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