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

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

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Hint: |x-5| = 3 turns into x-5=3 or x-5 = -3
solve each for x to get your two answers
x = 8 and x = –2

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first one is correct second is not
should it be a positive 2?
yep, visually, if you draw out a number line |dw:1359156426213:dw|
|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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Oh i get it now :) thanks
you're welcome

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