Which of the following correctly uses absolute value to show the distance between -80 and 15? A. abs(-80 - 15) = abs(-95) = -95 units B. abs(-80 + 15) = abs(-65) = 65 units C. abs(-80 - 15) = abs(-95) = 95 units D. abs(-80 + 15) = abs(-65) = -65 units

sodni3 2021-02-12 Answered
Which of the following correctly uses absolute value to show the distance between -80 and 15?
A.
|8015|=|95|=95 units
B.
|80+15|=|65|=65 units
C.
|8015|=|95|=95 units
D.
|80+15|=|65|=65 units
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Answered 2021-02-13 Author has 92 answers
Step 1
Our aim is to calculate the distance between −80 and 15 using absolute value.
Step 2
The distance between any two points a and b on th enumber line is |ab|or|ba|
The distance between - 80 and 15 is |8015|=|95|, but absolute value changes a negative number into its positive additive inverse.
|8015|=|95|=95 units.
Hence, option (c) is correct.

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