## anonymous 5 years ago i need someone to check this for me;; 4|v - 5| = 16 4v - 20 = 16 +20 +20 ------------ 4v = 36 /4 /4 ------------ v = 9 4v - 20 = -16 +20 +20 ------------ 4v = 4 /4 /4 --------- v = 1

1. anonymous

no don't use the distributive propetry

2. anonymous

$\pm (v-5) = 4$ v - 5 = 4 v = 9 - v + 5 = 4 v = 1

3. anonymous

why is there a + sign in front of (v - 5)

4. anonymous

you have to get the numbers in the absolute value sign alone, you would do that by dividing 4 by 16, so then you'll have |v - 5| = 4 Now what's NOT in the absolute value sign, you will turn into negative and positive to get your two soulitons v -5= -4 add 5 v = 1 v-5=4 add 5 v=9

5. anonymous

that means plus and minus

6. anonymous

i still got the same answer..

7. anonymous

it's plus or minus

8. anonymous

oh cool i didn't know you could do that

9. anonymous

:)

10. anonymous

i just did that cause i thought you were suppose to do that.