Q: Is the absolute value for an negative number always positive?

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No. The absolute value is the distance a number is from zero. It is always represented by a positive number. The absolute value of any positive number and its negative counterpart is the same.

A positive number added to a negative number may be either positive or negative depending on the magnititude ( absolute value) of the numbers. But a positive number multiplied by a negative number is always negative.

The sum of two positive numbers is always positive, and the sum of two negatives is always negative. If you have a positive and a negative number, there sum can be either, so look at the absolute values to decide. For example -3+2=-1. Since all you care about is the sign, look at the absolute value. If the negative number has a greater absolute value, the sum is negative and if the positive number's absolute value, which is the number itself, is bigger, the sum is positive. If the absolute values are equal, the sum is 0.

The absolute value of any number is always positive. * * * * * The statement in the question is true; strictly speaking the answer is correct. The absolute value of 0 is 0, which is non-negative but is not positive. One exception is enough to falsify an "always".

If you are taking the absolute value of a negative number, that number will always be positive. So the opposite of the absolute value of -7 would be -7.

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No. You have it backwards . . . . . the absolute value of a negative number is always a positive number.

No. The absolute value of a number is the value of the number ignoring the sign - it is always positive: The absolute value of a negative number is a positive number; The absolute value of a positive number is a positive number.

No. The absolute value is the distance a number is from zero. It is always represented by a positive number. The absolute value of any positive number and its negative counterpart is the same.

Well, honey, the absolute value of a number is always positive, no matter what. It's like a magnet that repels negativity. So, no, it can't be both positive and negative at the same time. It's just not how math works, sweetie.

A positive number added to a negative number may be either positive or negative depending on the magnititude ( absolute value) of the numbers. But a positive number multiplied by a negative number is always negative.

That is false. A negative times a negative is always a positive. Since absolute numbers are always positive if you make it negative that is not correct.

Yes. An absolute value is just that- the ultimate magnitude of a number, the number's distance from zero. Since distance is always positive, absolute value is always positive.

iT IS NEVER NEGATIVE, IT IS ALWAYS POSITIVE

The sum of two positive numbers is always positive, and the sum of two negatives is always negative. If you have a positive and a negative number, there sum can be either, so look at the absolute values to decide. For example -3+2=-1. Since all you care about is the sign, look at the absolute value. If the negative number has a greater absolute value, the sum is negative and if the positive number's absolute value, which is the number itself, is bigger, the sum is positive. If the absolute values are equal, the sum is 0.

No, I believe it is always positive. |-5| = 5

Absolute values are always positive; so graph it on the positive side of the number line.

That's because absolute means 'always positive' so it could never be a negative.