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3-8.

Find the distance between each pair of points if they were graphed on a number line. Represent your work using absolute value symbols.

and 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).

and This time, the numbers are on the same side of

. How will this change how you find the distance?