#### Answer

$8$

#### Work Step by Step

The distance between two points on the real number line with coordinates $a$ and $b$ is given by $d$ where:
$$d= |b-a|$$
Here we have:
$a=-3 \hspace{30pt} b=5$
Thus,
$d= |5-(-3)| = |8| = \boxed{8}$

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ISBN 10:
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ISBN 13:
978-0-32193-104-7

$8$

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