# Express the distance between the numbers 2 and 17 using absolute value. Then, find the distance by evaluating the absolute value expression ?

Express the distance between the numbers 2 and 17 using absolute value. Then, find the distance by evaluating the absolute value expression ?
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Step 1
Recall from childhood days:
The distance between two numbers M and N using absolute value = $|N-M|$
And $|A|=$
A if $A\ge 0$
-A if $A<0$
Step 2
Hence, the distance between the numbers 2 and 17 using absolute value = $|17-2|$
Step 3
find the distance by evaluating the absolute value expression $=|17-2|=|15|=15$