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9-41.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Examine the following situations in which you need to find the difference between two amounts.

1. Rocio has $298$ saved in the bank, while Thomas has $314$. What is the difference between their bank balances? How did you get your answer?

Difference is subtracting the smaller number from the larger number.

2. The temperature in Minneapolis on January 10 ranged between $−23°$ and $19°$Fahrenheit. What was the difference between the high and low temperatures for this date? How did you get your answer?

Follow the same steps as part (a).

3. Urban High School has $1850$ students, while Metro High School has $1490$ students. What is the difference of their student populations?

Follow the same steps as parts (a) and (b).

4. Explain why these differences in (a) through (c) are all positive.

• What's the definition of difference?