### Simple steps for solving absolute value and integer word problems

An easy to practice absolute value and integers word problems onlines designed with **simple steps for solving absolute value and integer word problems**.

Before we move on, we must recall that the absolute value of a number is denoted by two vertical lines enclosing the number. For instance the absolute value of the number 3 is written as, |3| = 3. This means that distance from 0 is 3 units.

As we begin to solve problems with absolute values, it is important to read the problem at least twice to have a better understanding. Next, translate word problems into mathematical expressions.

Number lines are equally the best to use when finding absolute values. A few examples below will give your kids a clearer picture of how to find absolute values;

- |3| = 3means “
*the absolute value of 3 is*.”**3** - |–3| = 3 means “
*the absolute value of –3 is*.”**3** - |–5 – x| means “
*the absolute value of the expression*.”**–5 minus x** - –|x| means “
*the negative of the absolute value of x*.”