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: 74


Absolute value: $|−5.4−(−1.2)|$ Distance: $4.2$

Work Step by Step

To find the distance between $−5.4$ and $−1.2$, we use $|−5.4−(−1.2)|$. We simplify inside the absolute value: $|−4.2|$. We find the absolute value (distance from 0): $4.2$.
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