# Calculating Distances Between Horizontal and Vertical Points Using a Car Exploration

Skill:

Evaluate absolute value expressions to solve number and word problems, including finding horizontal and vertical distances between points and lines.

# Calculating Distances Between Horizontal and Vertical Points Using a Car Exploration

Calculate horizontal and vertical distances on the coordinate plane by visualizing a car traveling around town.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.*

### Open-ended question

Use absolute value to write an expression to find the distance between the points and .

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