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Q: How can you decide the difference of two positive numbers?

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Formally, the difference between two numbers, x and y, is abs(x - y) which is never negative. If the two numbers are the same then the difference is 0 else it is positive. If you define the difference as x - y then it is positive if x > y, 0 if x = y and negative if x < y.

The difference between two numbers is the result of a subtraction. This can be either positive or negative, depending on which number is greater.

No, it is not.

The difference between two numbers is the result of a subtraction. This can be either positive or negative.

Finding the difference between two numbers involves rationalising them

The difference of their cubes is 4.

First, look at the length of the numbers. If one is longer than the other, the difference is positive. If the numbers are of equal length, compare the first digits to see which is higher. Continue through the number and if all are equal, the difference is zero.

The farthest number from zero is the greatest number.

any negative

The difference between ANY two numbers that are different, is positive. For example, the difference between -5 and -3 is 2. You can move two whole numbers either up from -5, or down from -3, on the number line.

You can do this by inspection. If the second number is smaller than the first, their difference is positive. If the second number is greater than the first, then their difference is negative. If the second number is the same as the first number, then their difference is zero.

Not if you subtract a positive number from itself. 3 - 3 = 0

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