## Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

Published by Pearson

# Chapter P - Section P.1 - Algebraic Expressions, Mathematical Models, and Real Numbers - Exercise Set - Page 17: 64

#### Answer

$-3$

#### Work Step by Step

Start with given expression: $|x|-|y|$. Plug in given values for $x$ and $y$: $|2|-|-5|$. Find absolute values (distances from 0): $2-5$. Subtract to find answer: $-3$.

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