## anonymous 4 years ago | x + 1/2 | = –5 solve the equation? :)

1. anonymous

x+?

2. anonymous

Sorry, I fixed it now.

3. jim_thompson5910

The absolute value of a number represents the distance that number is from 0 on the number line ex: |5| = 5 because 5 is 5 units away from 0 |-22| = 22 because -22 is 22 units away from 0 So the absolute value of any number is NEVER negative because a negative distance doesn't make any sense.

4. jim_thompson5910

Using what I just said, does | x + 1/2 | = –5 make any sense at all?

5. anonymous

|a|=$\sqrt{a^2}$

6. anonymous

by property

7. anonymous

Thank you!

8. anonymous

welcome

9. anonymous

can u solve it now?

10. anonymous

Yeah, the answer was "there is no solution."

11. anonymous

because it was multiple choice.

12. anonymous

can one of you check out my new question?