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: 73

Answer

Absolute value: $|-3.6-(-1.4)|$ Distance: $2.2$

Work Step by Step

To find the distance between $-3.6$ and $-1.4$, we use $|-3.6-(-1.4)|$. We simplify inside the absolute value: $|-2.2|$. We find the absolute value (distance from 0): $2.2$.
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