for the equation |-1 + x| = 5 would the answer be four or six? I can't figure it out.

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for the equation |-1 + x| = 5 would the answer be four or six? I can't figure it out.

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the vertical lines around the left side of the equation mean the absolute value - that means the positive value is taken even if the inside part is negative
so we write 2 equations -1 + x = 5 and -1 + x = -5 solve these 2 for x
@welshfella I know! I got 4 from that but my friend whose on the same lesson said it was 6 so i'm slightly confused

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there are 2 solutions -1 + x = 5 gives x = 6 and -x + 1 = -5 gives x = -4
sorry the last ones is wron -x + 1 = -5 -x = -4 x = 4
so the 2 solutions are 4 and 6
i believe its -4, 6
should i put both as an answer then?
yes -1+x=-5 should give x=-5+1
both are correct
yes - i made a typo when i wrote the second equation down
|-1+x|=5 gives -1+x=5 or -1+x=-5
yes i wrote -x + 1 = -5 instead of -1 + x = -5
-4 , 6 is correct

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