anonymous
  • anonymous
|3x-2| = |2x - 11| do i set these to zero? how does this work exactly?
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schrodinger
  • schrodinger
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yuki
  • yuki
remember that |x| = k can be solved by x = k and x = -k ?
yuki
  • yuki
this is true when k is positive and negative respectively
yuki
  • yuki
so if x>2/3, 3x-2 = |2x-11|

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yuki
  • yuki
if x<= 2/3, 2-3x = |2x-11|
yuki
  • yuki
you just do the same thing with the resulting two equations. you will have a total of four eqn. you will have to solve
yuki
  • yuki
The only thing you have to be very careful is the fact that you are using absolute values in an equation. This makes the problem very likely to have an extraneous solution, so you need to check your answers once you get them.
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you very much yuki
yuki
  • yuki
just to let you know, solving this by graphing would make it a lot easier
yuki
  • yuki
so if you are interested, try graphing on a calculator as y = |3x-2| y = |2x-11| you will see two "V-shaped lines" the intersections will give you the answer

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