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  • one year ago

The phrase the difference between a number 2 can be written as which variable expression

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  1. zzr0ck3r
    • one year ago
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    \(|x-2|\)

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    The word "difference" refers to subtraction. The difference between a number and 2 is (letting x denote the number): x - 2 If you want the *distance* between a number and 2 (so that the answer is always nonnegative) then you want: |x - 2| (which is the same as |2 - x|.

  3. anonymous
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    There's lot of "translating words to mathematical expression" stuff here: http://www.onemathematicalcat.org/algebra_book/online_problems/translate_math_phrases.htm

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