Question

Suppose A and B are points on the number line. If AB = 8 and B lies at −7, where could A be located?

1. Giakhanh
The value of A is A(1,-15) and the distance between AB is 8 so these are the correct answers.
According to the statement
We have given that the
AB = 8 and B lies at −7, and we have to find the position of the A on the number line.
Let a be a point on number line and b be the second point on number line.
And The distance between two numbers on number line is calculate by subtracting the smaller number from larger number.
Here
AB = 8
B = -7
We have to look at the options one by one.
For A = -1
As A>B
AB = -1-(7) = -1+7 = 6
For A = 1
As A>B so
AB = 1-(-7) = 8
So with A = 1 , AB = 8
This is one of the right answers.
For A=15
As A>B
AB = 15-(-7) = 22
For A=-15
As B>A
AB = -7 -(-15) = 8
As with A=1 and A=-15, the distance between AB is 8 so these are the correct answers.
So, The value of A is A(1,-15) and the distance between AB is 8 so these are the correct answers.
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Question:
Suppose A and B are points on the number line. If AB = 8 and B lies at −7, where could A be located?
Select ALL that apply.
A −1
B 1
C 15
D −15