College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - The Distance and Midpoint Formulas - 2.1 Assess Your Understanding: 2

Answer

8 units

Work Step by Step

The distance from -3 to 5 can be solved by using the distance to the origin from both points. From -3 to 0, the distance is 3. From 5 to 0, the distance is 5. Therefore the total distance is 3 + 5 = 8 units.
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