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anonymous
 one year ago
Use the Distance Formula and the xaxis of the coordinate plane. Show why the distance between two points on a number line (the xaxis) is  a – b , where a and b are the xcoordinates of the points.
anonymous
 one year ago
Use the Distance Formula and the xaxis of the coordinate plane. Show why the distance between two points on a number line (the xaxis) is  a – b , where a and b are the xcoordinates of the points.

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anonymous
 one year ago
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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm just really confused.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Absolute value is used because the points might be negative. For example, the distance between points 8 and 15 would be 23. This is because absolute value 8 + absolute value 15 = 23. Do you understand now?
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