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evaluate -|-618|

please help me, I just don't get it

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  1. let n = any real integer.
    the absolute value of n, or | n | , means you always get its positive value. for example,
    | 2 | = 2
    |-5 | = 5
    | 0 | = 0
    thus for -|-618| , we first get its absolute value, then multiply by -1 :
    -|-618| = -(618) = -618

    hope this helps~ :)

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