anonymous 3 years ago |x+3|=5 what is the answer to this absolute value question?

1. anonymous

x=2

2. anonymous

thanks!

3. anonymous

absolute value just means there r no negatives. so its basically just like solving x+3=5 -3 -3 x=2

4. anonymous

x=2 and -2 actually c:

5. anonymous

x is either 2 or -8, because you want the expression inside the absolute value to be 5 OR -5.

6. anonymous

can you please show the exact steps?

7. anonymous

x+3=5 - 3 -3 --- x=2

8. anonymous

$|x+3|=5$ -3 -3 x = 2

9. anonymous

Guys, all absolute value equations have 2 answers... -8 + 3 = -5, and $\left| -5 \right|$ = 5, thus -8 works here, as well as 2.

10. Hero

What the...@bieberfan is still around?