## anonymous one year ago I need the answer, Solve for x: −4|x + 5| = −16

1. LynFran

lets work it out together ok

2. anonymous

okay

3. LynFran

$-4*\left| x+5 \right|=-16$ the absolute value of x+5 is x+5, so,$-4(x+5)=-16$...multiply out the bracket we get$-4x-20=-16$.. can u finish from here?

4. LynFran

-4x=-16+20 then divide by -4 to get x=??

5. anonymous

okay i got positive 9 @LynFran

6. LynFran

-4x=4 divide by -4 x=-1

7. anonymous

so its x=-1, x=9