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Homework Help: Geometry MATH CHECK

Posted by Vanessa on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:51pm.

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In your own words, explain why we use the formula AB = |a - b| to find the distance of a segment. Include why you need to subtract and why you need to take the absolute value.

We use that formula |a-b| because a and b are representing coodinate numbers you need to subtract because if you add it you'll get a higher answer which wouldn't be right. you use the absolute value so when you get your answer and you count the spaces you go to the right direction not the wrong

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