The distance from your house to the ice cream shop is 12 miles. Your best friend’s house is on the segment between your house and the ice cream shop, and his house is 3 miles from the ice cream shop. How many miles is your house from your best friend’s house?

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The total distance form the my house to the ice cream shop is the sum of the distance from my house to my best friend's and from the later to the ice cream shop. To answer the question above, subtract the distance from my best friend's to the ice cream shop from the total distance. This is equal to 12 - 3 which is 9 miles. Thus, the answer is 9 miles. 

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