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Desperately need help with algebra! "A laptop advertisement states that internal parts operate at 55° Celsius plus or minus 15°. Write an absolute value equation to represent the situation. Then solve the equation and write it as a compound inequality. State the meaning of the solution."
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Desperately need help with algebra! "A laptop advertisement states that internal parts operate at 55° Celsius plus or minus 15°. Write an absolute value equation to represent the situation. Then solve the equation and write it as a compound inequality. State the meaning of the solution."
 one year ago
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Ducky_FreshBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Alright, thanks. How do I solve an absolute value equation?
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willowBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
well i'm not perfect at math so i might be wrong, but from what i understand absolute value equations can have 2 answers, because 6 could mean +or6.. absolute value means it moves in either direction on the number line
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
\(\pm15\) degrees is the variation, right ?
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
first put the equation for variation, next we can account for 55 ok
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
call "x" the temperature of internal parts at any given time x = 15 but since, the temperature varies around +55, we need to translate the graph to right side : => x55 = 15
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yep ! 55 \(\pm\) 15 is correct, but you need to still solve the absolute equation above and write it as compound inequality ! good luck :)
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Ducky_FreshBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Alright, thanks! The compound inequality would be 40 ≤ x ≤ 70, yes?
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
thats right !! gw :D
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Ducky_FreshBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thank you for the help!
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