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11-19.

Absolute value is the distance a number is from zero on the number line in either direction.
We use the special symbol shown below to indicate the absolute value of any number x.

$|x|$

For example: The absolute value of any number is non-negative.

$|-3|=3\text{ and }|3|=3$