## Precalculus (6th Edition)

RECALL: The absolute value of a number $a$ is defined as: $|a| = a$ if $a \ge 0$ $|a| = -a$ if $a \lt 0$ Thus, $|-8| =-(-8) = 8$ Note that $8$ is bigger than 0. Therefore, $|-8| \ge 0$ The statement is true.