What is the absolute value of -5?

a) 5
b) -5
c) 0
d) It depends on the context 

The absolute value of a number is its distance from zero on a number line. The absolute value of 3 and -3 are exactly the same. In math, absolute value is also called a modulus. Picture a line of numbers with zero in the middle, positive values extending to the right and negative numbers to the left.

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