## Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole

# Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Real Numbers - 1.1 Exercises: 73

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#### Work Step by Step

The easiest way to solve distance between two points on a straight line is to subtract the smaller value from the the larger one. In this case, subtract $(-2)$ from $3$. $3-(-2)$ is the same as $3+2$ which is $5$.

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