# What does absolute value function mean?

**absolute value function is**a

**function**that contains an algebraic expression within

**absolute value**symbols. Recall that the

**absolute value**of a number

**is**its distance from 0 on the number line. The

**absolute value**parent

**function**, written as f(x)=| x |,

**is**defined as. f(x)={x if x>00 if x=0−x if x<0.

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Hereof, what type of function is absolute value?

The **absolute value** of a number is the distance the number is from zero. **Absolute values** are never negative. An **absolute value function** graphs a V shape, and is in the form y = |x|.

Likewise, what is the absolute value of 20? The symbol for **absolute value** is to enclose the number between vertical bars such as |-**20**| = **20** and read "The **absolute value of -20** equals **20**".

Beside this, what is the range of an absolute value function?

Graphical Analysis of **Range** of **Absolute Value Functions** The **range** of a **function** y = f(x) is the set of **values** y takes for all **values** of x within the domain of f.

Can the absolute value of a number be negative?

**Absolute Value**. **Absolute value** describes the distance of a **number** on the **number** line from 0 without considering which direction from zero the **number** lies. The **absolute value of a number** is never **negative**.