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What is the distance between two points
$A$
and
$B$
representing respective numbers
$x$
and
$y$
on a number line.
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If we have two points
$A$
and
$B$
on the number line such that point
$A$
is
$x$
and point
$B$
is
$y$
then the distance between the two is given by
$d=x−y$
when
$x−y$
is positive.
$=y−x$
when
$x−y$
is negative.
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