The number line shows the distance in meters of two divers, A and B, from a shipwreck located at point X:

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The number line shows the distance in meters of two divers, A and B, from a shipwreck located at point X:

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Write an expression using subtraction to find the distance between the two divers. (5 points) Show your work and solve for the distance using additive inverses. (5 points)
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do you know the distance between -2.5 and 0?
yes
ok and what is it?
-2.5
and what is the distance between 0 and 1.5?
well distances are positive or zero
so I think you mean to say 2.5
yes they are
oh yes
the distance from -2.5 to 0 is 2.5 the distance from 0 to 1.5 is 1.5 the distance between -2.5 and 1.5 is the sum of the distances from -2.5 to 0 and 0 to 1.5
-4 or 4
I thought you were looking for distance what is the negative number there for?
to represent the A distance from the ship wreck
i wrote this as an answer
A = -2.5 B = 1.5 - 2.5 - 1.5 = - 4 This number is also known as the opposite (number), sign change, and negation. so by using addictive inverse i am basically changing the 1.5 into -1,5 so, - 1.5 + - 2.5 = - 4
am i wrong?
i think i am
anyways the distance from -2.5 to 0 can be found by doing 0-(-2.5) and the distance from 0 to 1.5 can be found by doing 1.5-0 and the distance from -2.5 to 1.5 can by found by adding those distances \[(1.5-0)+(0-(-2.5)) \\ (1.5)+(-(-2.5)) \\ 1.5-(-2.5)\] we have written the subtraction expression they seeked
we can write it to an equivalent addition expression by using the fact that -(-2.5)=+2.5 so 1.5-(-2.5)=1.5+2.5
ok
so 4 right?
yes -4 doesn't makes sense distance is only positive or zero
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