anonymous
  • anonymous
Solve for x: −5|x + 1| = 10 I got x=-3 and x=1 Please check my answer!
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Nnesha
  • Nnesha
nah what was your first step ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
dividing both sides by -5
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
yep then what did you get at right side ?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
-2
anonymous
  • anonymous
i subtracted 1 from both sides and got x=-3
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
So then you have \[\large |x + 1| = -2\] So just looking at that equation...think...does an absolute value ever equal a negative number?
anonymous
  • anonymous
no
anonymous
  • anonymous
So it's no solution?
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
So there are actually no solutions to this expression
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you!
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
yep that's right absolute is always positive \[\left| x \right| \ge 0\]
Nnesha
  • Nnesha
value*
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you, @Nnesha and @johnweldon1993 ! I fanned both of you.

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