Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Subtracting Integers - Exercise Set - Page 119: 28



Work Step by Step

To find the difference of -8 and -13, is to substrate -13 from -8, $-8-(-13)=(-8)+13=5. Since the difference of two numbers is the distance between them on number line, which is the absolute value of 5. |5|=5.
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