## mikeymcclain1 |x| + 5 = 8 2 years ago 2 years ago

1. twalker204

3

Notably $-x+5=8\text{ when }x<0\\x+5=8\text{ when }x\geq0$Because that's how $$|x|$$ is defined, myyess?

3. mikeymcclain1

could it be 3 or a negitive 3 ?

4. hoblos

|x| + 5 = 8 |x| = 3 x=±3