## lyzzy7 Group Title | x + 1/2 | = –5 solve the equation? :) one year ago one year ago

1. 03225186213

x+?

2. lyzzy7

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. 03225186213

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

6. 03225186213

by property

7. lyzzy7

Thank you!

8. 03225186213

welcome

9. 03225186213

can u solve it now?

10. lyzzy7

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

11. lyzzy7

because it was multiple choice.

12. lyzzy7

can one of you check out my new question?