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jollysailorbold

  • 3 years ago

Could you please solve |4x-3| = 5 step by step, clearly showing and explaining as you go? Thank you in advance.

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  1. abbyshorey
    • 3 years ago
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    |4x-3|=5 4x-3+3=5+3 4x=8 4x/4=8/4 x=2 There are two x's in this problem because of the || sign. That means absolute value. This is the other x. |4x-3|=5 4x+3=5 4x+3-3=5-3 4x=2 4x/4=2/4 x=1/2

  2. tagalong
    • 3 years ago
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    I went to http://www.myalgebra.com/ and entered your problem. It gave me x=2, -1/2

  3. jollysailorbold
    • 3 years ago
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    I already know the solution. I just wanted to know how to get it.. and @abbyshorey, the answer you ended up doesn't match with solution that I'm already given?

  4. abbyshorey
    • 3 years ago
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    What was the solution they gave you?

  5. jollysailorbold
    • 3 years ago
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    x = -1/2 (same as tagalong's)

  6. abbyshorey
    • 3 years ago
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    Oh ya! I forgot that absolute value problems has one negative in it. The work is still good though. Do you understand the steps?

  7. jollysailorbold
    • 3 years ago
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    Ah, I see now. Thank you so much :)

  8. abbyshorey
    • 3 years ago
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    Anytime :)

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