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Absolute Values

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

'Absolute Values' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Number

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Place Value for All Numbers

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

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| ?

CORRECT ANSWER
8
  • Question 2

What is |-8| ?

CORRECT ANSWER
8
  • Question 3

What is |-85| ?

CORRECT ANSWER
85
  • Question 4

Work out 

|-8| + 8

CORRECT ANSWER
16
  • Question 5

Work out 

-8 + 8

CORRECT ANSWER
0
  • Question 6

Work out 

|-8| - 8

CORRECT ANSWER
0
  • Question 7

Work out 

|-8| - 5 + |-5|

CORRECT ANSWER
8
  • Question 8

Work out 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
6
  • Question 9

Work out 

|-16| - 15 -  |-15|

CORRECT ANSWER
-14
  • Question 10

Work out 

|-6| - 5 -  |-25| + |-5|

CORRECT ANSWER
-19
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