When comparing numbers that include absolute values, it is important to remember that the number contained within the absolute value signs (i.e., "|") become positive, even if there is a negative sign shown next to the number.For example, if we are comparing -3, -|4|, and |-5|
Convert the -|4| to -4, since the negative sign is shown outside of the absolute value signs
Convert |-5| to 5, since the negative sign is shown inside of the absolute value signs