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# Does it matter which way you subtract the values when you are finding the distance between two numbers on a number line?

Updated: 9/24/2023

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10y ago

no

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Anonymous

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3y ago

yes it does matter because you have this number -2 you have to put it on a number line and if i go up to 20 then I will not find the correct answer I'm looking for. you have to make sure its right to have the correct answer

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