# Describe absolute value function

Absolute value is a term used in mathematics to indicate the distance of a number from the zero of a number line. Absolute value of a number is always positive. The absolute value of x is denoted as |x|, gives the distance between x as we will as 0. Absolute value of 5, |5|, gives the distance between 0 as we will as 5. . . . . . . . . .