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

Zoe Oneal 2021-02-12 Answered
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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Yusuf Keller
Answered 2021-02-13 Author has 90 answers

Step 1
Recall from childhood days:
The distance between two numbers M and N using absolute value = |NM|
And |A|=
A if A0
-A if A<0
Step 2
Hence, the distance between the numbers 2 and 17 using absolute value = |172|
Step 3
find the distance by evaluating the absolute value expression =|172|=|15|=15

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