__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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