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absolute value
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The sign shows the location of a number inside two bar lines based on the way it is written.

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This sign was suggested by NEEDS Outreach’s American Sign Language for Mathematics-Secondary. Their collection of signs are available online at: http://www.needsoutreach.org/Pages/sign-math2.htm
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The distance a number is from zero on the number line. For example, -5 is 5 units away from zero. It would be written as |-5|.

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