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x + 2 + 16 = 14
x = −32 and x = −4
x = −4 and x = 0
x = 0 and x = 28
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x + 2 + 16 = 14 x = −32 and x = −4 x = −4 and x = 0 x = 0 and x = 28 No solution
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you cant negate an absolute value
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
\[something \neq negative something \]
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sites still going slow
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
so what happens when you subtract 16 on both sides don't we have junk=negative something?
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becca18Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
x+2 +16=14 16 16 x+2=2 x+2=2 2 2 x=4 I don't know how you got the second part but that's how i would do the first part
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
x+2=2 never happens for any input
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
something is either positive or neutral
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
something is never negative
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becca18Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What do you mean? you just drop you absolute value and subtract 2 on both sides to cancel out the 2 on the side with the variable. and only inside has to positive..everything outside the   can be whatever
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
we can put anything into   and the output will either be 0 or positive
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
  represents distance
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
distance is either positive or zero
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
distance is never negative
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becca18Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
  is called absolute value.. look it up on google.. Are you talking about highschool algebra or college?
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
absolute value is the distance of some number to 0
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
3=3 0=0 3=3 141441=141441 look the outputs are never negative
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buttermequeasyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So the answer is no solution ?
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becca18Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That's what i'm saying.. I didn't put a negative inside the bars i put them on the outside
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
butter ask yourself can you ever get a negative output for something the answer is no
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
junk is never negative
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
\[junk \neq negative something \]
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becca18Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I know that... i didn't make junk negative it was still positive
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buttermequeasyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I know that an absolute value can never be negative!
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
then what you know there is no solution
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
to this equation you have
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buttermequeasyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay, thank you. Just making sure.
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becca18Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
see there is no negative except on the OTHERSIDE of the = sign.. and you can do that..
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
no you cannot junk is never negative
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
x+2=2 has no solution
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
x+2 is positive or neutral 2 is always negative how could they ever be the same?
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becca18Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
they are not the same... that's not a finished equation
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
x+2 will never be the same as 2 for any x
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[xa\] is the distance from x to a. for example \[58=3\] because the distance between 5 and 8 is 3. as such, it cannot be negative. so if you ever see \[xa=3\] for example, go get a snack and forget about trying to solve it. there is no solution to such a thing
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becca18Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I don't understand. but okay.
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
yes = means we are looking for when two expressions are the same or meet or intersect
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arathockBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
therefore something=something else means that even if the equation isn't finished it is still equal and therefore saying that something=negative something is wrong
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myininayaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
right junk is never negative
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arathockBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you can say something=something or something=negative something or even something=negative something but you cant say something=negative something
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
or better yet, lets prove if Beccas result is good? x+2 +16=14 16 16 x+2=2 x+2=2 2 2 x=4 lets assume x=4 and use it in our equation. 4+2 +16=14 2 +16=14 2+16=14 18=14 .... this is a contradiction; so x cannot = 4
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
we can go even further and try to work this out like it would pop out a good result: x + 2 +16 = 14 16 16  x+2 = 2 (x+2) = 2 or (x+2) = 2 2 2 x2 = 2 +2 +2  x = 4 or x = 0; or simply x=0 these are the only 2 possible solutions we can get from it; and we already tested x=4 and it failed us. Lets test out x=0 0 + 2 +16 = 14 2 +16 = 14 2 +16 = 14 18 = 14 ... another bad result; since x cannot be the only 2 options that would naturally fit; the answer has to be that nothing will fit.
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This is a redimentary proof that: N = # is just plain false
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