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Sarah_Miller720

  • 3 years ago

solve. │x – 5│ = 3 i need help solving this

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  1. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    Hint: |x-5| = 3 turns into x-5=3 or x-5 = -3

  2. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    solve each for x to get your two answers

  3. Sarah_Miller720
    • 3 years ago
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    x = 8 and x = –2

  4. jim_thompson5910
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    first one is correct second is not

  5. Sarah_Miller720
    • 3 years ago
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    should it be a positive 2?

  6. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    yep, visually, if you draw out a number line |dw:1359156426213:dw|

  7. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    |x - 5| = 3 asks the question: which numbers x are 3 units away from the number 5? The answer is x = 2 or x = 8

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    |dw:1359156534705:dw|

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    |dw:1359156562334:dw|

  10. Sarah_Miller720
    • 3 years ago
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    Oh i get it now :) thanks

  11. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    you're welcome

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