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Absolute value:

Absolute value of a number a is the distance between a and 0 on the number line.

Since distance is never negative, absolute value is never negative. The absolute

value of a negative number is the number itself.

The expression is .

         (Substitute in the expresssion)

               (Subtract: )

                     (By definition; absolute value of 14 is 14)

The equation is true.

The given number is a solution to the equation.


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