The **absolute value** of a number is its distance from zero on the number line.

Since absolute value is a distance, it is always **greater than or equal to zero**.

The absolute value of a number is its distance from zero on the number line.

-58 is 58 units to the left of zero on the number line, so its distance from zero is 58.

58 units

Therefore, |-58| = 58.

The absolute value of a number is its distance from zero on the number line.

4.7 is 4.7 units to the right of zero on the number line, so its distance from zero is 4.7.

4.7 units

Therefore, |4.7| = 4.7.