# Math

which one of the following gives the distance between the numbers 11 and -8?
-19, -3, 19, 3

How do you figure out these problems??

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1. You could use a number line.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/number-line.html

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Ms. Sue
2. What Ms. Sue said, or absolute value of each term added to each other:
|a|+|b|
|11|+|-8|
11+8 = ____
This will work for any two terms, and is more practical, because if you are given larger numbers, it may be hard to graph them on a number line.

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