Absolute value is the distance or number of units a number is from zero. Absolute value is represented with the following symbol, | | An inequality is when two numbers are not equal to one another, but they have a relationship. For example a number can be less than another number.The four inequality symbols are less than <, greater than >, less than and equal to ≤ , and greater than and equal to ≥. If a problem has an inequality symbol then it is an inequality. Therefore, an absolute inequality will have an absolute value symbol, and an inequality symbol. Because of the properties of absolute values you will have two answers to these types of problems.