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anonymous

  • one year ago

Solve for x: −5|x + 1| = 10 I got x=-3 and x=1 Please check my answer!

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  1. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    nah what was your first step ?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    dividing both sides by -5

  3. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    yep then what did you get at right side ?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    -2

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i subtracted 1 from both sides and got x=-3

  6. johnweldon1993
    • one year ago
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    So then you have \[\large |x + 1| = -2\] So just looking at that equation...think...does an absolute value ever equal a negative number?

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So it's no solution?

  9. johnweldon1993
    • one year ago
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    So there are actually no solutions to this expression

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thank you!

  11. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    yep that's right absolute is always positive \[\left| x \right| \ge 0\]

  12. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    value*

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thank you, @Nnesha and @johnweldon1993 ! I fanned both of you.

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