# Absolute Values

In this worksheet, students understand the meaning of the absolute value of a number.

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Place Value for All Numbers

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

The absolute value or modulus of a number is its distance away from zero.

So 6 is 6 away from 0 and we write |6| = 6 and we say mod 6 = 6

And -8 is 8 away from 0 and we write |-8| = 8 and we say mod -8 = 8

What is |8| ?

What is |-8| ?

What is |-85| ?

Work out

|-8| + 8

Work out

-8 + 8

Work out

|-8| - 8

Work out

|-8| - 5 + |-5|

Work out

|-6| - |5| + |-5|

Work out

|-16| - 15 -  |-15|

Work out

|-6| - 5 -  |-25| + |-5|

• Question 1

What is |8| ?

8
• Question 2

What is |-8| ?

8
• Question 3

What is |-85| ?

85
• Question 4

Work out

|-8| + 8

16
• Question 5

Work out

-8 + 8

0
• Question 6

Work out

|-8| - 8

0
• Question 7

Work out

|-8| - 5 + |-5|

8
• Question 8

Work out

|-6| - |5| + |-5|

6
• Question 9

Work out

|-16| - 15 -  |-15|

-14
• Question 10

Work out

|-6| - 5 -  |-25| + |-5|

-19
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