Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-914-0

Chapter P - Section P.1 - Algebraic Expressions, Mathematical Models, and Real Numbers - Exercise Set - Page 17: 71


Absolute value: $|-19-(-4)|$ Distance: $15$

Work Step by Step

To find the distance between $-19$ and $-4$, we use $|-19-(-4)|$. We simplify inside the absolute value: $|-15|$. We find the absolute value (distance from 0): $15$.
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