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# Why is it important to always subtract the earlier value from the later value when finding the change in mass instead of always subtracting the smaller value from the larger one?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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12y ago

If you always subtract the smaller value from the larger one, the number that

you tell other people lets them know how much the mass changed, but it

doesn't tell them whether the mass increased or decreased as time passed.

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Q: Why is it important to always subtract the earlier value from the later value when finding the change in mass instead of always subtracting the smaller value from the larger one?
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