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: 72

Answer

Absolute value: $|-26-(-3)|$ Distance: $23$

Work Step by Step

To find the distance between $-26$ and $-3$, we use $|-26-(-3)|$. We simplify inside the absolute value: $|-23|$. We find the absolute value (distance from 0): $23$.
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