 # Absolute Difference for 5 and 2

## Enter a and b for absolute difference below:

a =
b =

What is the absolute difference of 5 and 2?

## Absolute Difference Definition:

The distance on a number line between 2 values.
|x - y|

## Draw these points on a number line: ## Plug in a = 5 and b = 2

Absolute Difference = |a - b|
Absolute Difference = |5 - 2|
Absolute Difference = |3|
Absolute Difference = 3

Absolute Difference = 3

### How does the Absolute Difference Calculator work?

Calculates the absolute difference between 2 numbers
This calculator has 2 inputs.

### What 1 formula is used for the Absolute Difference Calculator?

1. Absolute Difference = |x - y|

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### What 3 concepts are covered in the Absolute Difference Calculator?

absolute difference
The distance on a number line between 2 values.
|x - y|
absolute value
A positive number representing the distance from 0 on a number line
subtraction
math operation involving the difference of elements