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PLEASE HELP ME.. I WANT HELP, AND I WILL MEDAL AND FAN!!! Below are the steps to solve an equation: Step 1: |x − 5| + 2 = 5 Step 2: |x − 5| = 5 − 2 Step 3: |x − 5| = 3 Which of the following is a correct next step to solve the equation? x + 5 = −3 −x − 5 = 3 x − 5 = −3 x + 5 = 3

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  1. KaiserTheSlayer
    • one year ago
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    ok i wont tell u the answer like the guy said but what do u think it is?

  2. KaiserTheSlayer
    • one year ago
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    is there more than one answer?

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    No

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I dont think that its B

  5. KaiserTheSlayer
    • one year ago
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    so to answer this equation, you need to get rid of the absolute equation ssign

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Alright, so first you need to know. | | That means absolute value.

  7. anonymous
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    i know that

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I know the answer, but I'm trying to figure out how to explain it lol.

  9. KaiserTheSlayer
    • one year ago
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    ok and when you take out the absolute value sign, you have to create two different equations, one which has the equation and the answer without the absolute value sign and one that has the equation, but the answer will be negative

  10. KaiserTheSlayer
    • one year ago
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    is that good enough to help you find the answer?

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    sorry but not really.. they all look the same with the exception of b

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    But remember, a negative - a positive = negative.

  13. anonymous
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    so that would be -x - 5 = 3 is false

  14. KaiserTheSlayer
    • one year ago
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    this is because you took out the | |

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so b

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    How so Kaiser? If you take out the absolute value sign and x is a negative then -x - 5 wouldn't equal 3.

  17. KaiserTheSlayer
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    wait... i wrote the equation wrong... it would not be b

  18. anonymous
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    ya lol

  19. anonymous
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    i thought ABSOLUTE VALUE CANT BE NEGATIVE?!

  20. KaiserTheSlayer
    • one year ago
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    so here is the formula |x-5|=3 -|x-5|=3 solve the equation and see which of the answers fit

  21. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    absolute value can't be negative correct.

  22. anonymous
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    SO confused 0_o

  23. KaiserTheSlayer
    • one year ago
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    no my equation would be about correct

  24. KaiserTheSlayer
    • one year ago
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    look at this and figure it out..

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  25. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    in your equation though lets say x = 2 so |2-5|=3 but if you have that negative sign out there -|2-5|=3 it would be says -3=3 which is false lol.

  26. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    AHH What am i supposed to do??

  27. KaiserTheSlayer
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    do u just want the answer? or how to do it?

  28. anonymous
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    Yea cause we can just give you the answer if you want, cause i don't think we can explain this properly.

  29. anonymous
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    could you just give me the answer? The correct one??

  30. KaiserTheSlayer
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    yah it would be x-5=-3

  31. anonymous
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    C.

  32. anonymous
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    ?who gets the medal

  33. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    what grade is this anyways? lol I don't remember doing these since like 6th or 7th grade.

  34. anonymous
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    you can medal me and I can medal him or the other way around.

  35. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    8th lol peopple keep getting dumber

  36. anonymous
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    *people

  37. KaiserTheSlayer
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    i did this in 7th

  38. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ya lol and I'm in 10th

  39. KaiserTheSlayer
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    doing algebra II in 8th :P

  40. anonymous
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    @KaiserTheSlayer give him a medal

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