Find the distance between each pair of points if they were graphed on a number line. Represent your work using absolute value symbols. Homework Help ✎
Think of the absolute value of an integer as its distance away from
on the number line, so it is always positive.
Because the distance away from
is , and because the absolute value of is , you can add the absolute values to get the distance between them. and
Use the same method as part (a).
This time, the numbers are on the same side of
. How will this change how you find the distance?