July 18, 2015
GMAT absolute value, and any absolute value really, is really just a way to measure the distance from zero. And, since distances can only be positive, we can rephrase absolute value as the positive difference from 0. In reality, all you need to know at the core is that the absolute value of a number is the number itself if positive or the number times -1 if it is negative.
The absolute value of x is denoted |x| . To illustrate how this works, let’s look at examples:
While the first are pr...