# Before a race, you start #4 5/8# feet behind your friend. At the halfway point you are #3 2/3# feet ahead of your friend. What is the change in distance between you and your friend from the beginning of the race?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 13, 2017

From

is a change of

#### Explanation:

There are two parts to be considered:

A distance of

Therefore, the change in distance is the sum of these distances:

You could also regard the distance behind the friend as being negative and then subtract to find the difference:

Which will produce the same result as shown above.