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anonymous
 one year ago
The phrase the difference between a number 2 can be written as which variable expression
anonymous
 one year ago
The phrase the difference between a number 2 can be written as which variable expression

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The 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.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There'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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