# Basic Operations

### Example 1

Treat absolute value bars as parentheses; do what is inside first. Take the absolute value of (-3) and add to that the absolute value of (+2). |

### Example 2

Treat absolute value bars as parentheses; do what is inside first. Take the absolute value of -6, then take the negative of that number. |

### Example 3

Again, treat absolute value bars as parentheses, do what is inside first, then take the absolute value. |

### Example 4

Treat each set of absolute value bars as a set of parentheses. Simplify each separately, then subtract. |