Express the distance between the numbers -3.6 and -1.4 using absolute value. Then find the distance by evaluating the absolute value expression ?

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Step 1
The distance between any two points ""a"" and ""b"" id given by |a-b| or |b-a|, where a and ""b"" are any two points on a real number line,

Here, a= -3.6 and b = -1.4

Step 2

To calculate the distance,

Distance =|a-b|

=|-3.6-(-1.4)|

=|-3.6+1.4|

=|-2.2|

=2.2

Here, a= -3.6 and b = -1.4

Step 2

To calculate the distance,

Distance =|a-b|

=|-3.6-(-1.4)|

=|-3.6+1.4|

=|-2.2|

=2.2