Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 9 - Inequalities and Problem Solving - 9.3 Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities - 9.3 Exercise Set: 5

Answer

TRUE

Work Step by Step

If $a$ is greater than $b$, the distance between them is $a-b$. If $b$ is greater than $a,$ the distance between them is $b-a.$ These two distances can be shortened to $|a-b|.$ Hence, the given statement is $\text{ TRUE .}$
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