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(Section 0.4: Absolute Value and Distance) 0.4.3 PART D: ABSOLUTE VALUE AND DISTANCE Absolute Value and Distance b ± a = a ± b = the distance between a and b on the real number line. TIP 4 : Observe that b ± a and a ± b are opposites , so they have the same absolute value.
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Unformatted text preview: • In calculus , this helps us rigorously define limits and analyze series. Example 2 (Absolute Value and Distance) x ± 3 and 3 ± x both represent the distance between x and 3 on the real number line. §...
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