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katlin95

  • 3 years ago

what is the length of segment AD on the number line below, give me a min to draw it:)

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  1. katlin95
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    |dw:1349930484427:dw|

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    |dw:1349930636833:dw|

  3. ganeshie8
    • 3 years ago
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    A is at -4 D is at -1 right ?

  4. katlin95
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    A is at -4, and D is at -2

  5. katlin95
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    nevermind you are correct

  6. ganeshie8
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    ok thanks :)

  7. katlin95
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    so would you happen to know the answer, wouldnt the answer be -5?

  8. ganeshie8
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    |dw:1349931000297:dw|

  9. ganeshie8
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    to find the distance AD, we subtract

  10. ganeshie8
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    we subtract -4 from -1

  11. ganeshie8
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    -1 - -4 -1 + 4 3

  12. katlin95
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    SO WOULDNT IT BE -3?

  13. ganeshie8
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    distance is never negative

  14. katlin95
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    oh wait we add plus minus

  15. ganeshie8
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    even if we get -3, we will take its absolute value |-3| and always say that AD = +3

  16. ganeshie8
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    negative distance never exists in math

  17. katlin95
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    oh okay, i get it lol thankyou!

  18. ganeshie8
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    :)

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