I feel like this is the silliest question ever, so I apologize in advance!
a statement reads:
Z is the difference between X and Y.
Which of these is true?
- Z = X - Y
- Z = Y - X
- Z = |X - Y|
I want to say it's the third, or whichever is larger minus whichever is smaller, but I can't be certain.
This came up in a textbook I'm studying. Attrition is the difference between the actual number of guest rooms picked up and the number of guest rooms guaranteed by the meeting sponsor in the contract.
(note: I have no idea how to tag this question, so if someone can help, that'd be appreciated. :) )