## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Symbols and Sets of Numbers - Vocabulary and Readiness Check: 9

#### Answer

The distance between a real number $a$ and $0$ is called the $absolute value$ of $a$.

#### Work Step by Step

An absolute value of a number is the distance between it and $0$, with no consideration for sign.

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