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  • one year ago

What is the solution set of |–x| = –10? {10} {–10} {–10, 10} no solution

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  1. jennyrlz
    • one year ago
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    hello :)

  2. jennyrlz
    • one year ago
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    Do you know what the absolute value bars represent

  3. jennyrlz
    • one year ago
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    or what they do to a number

  4. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    the vertical lines around the -x mean the absolute value which is always positive so what do you think ?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    {-10,10}

  6. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    no NOte: the right side of the equation is negative

  7. anonymous
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    so -x would be a negative too since there is a negative? or is there no solution?

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I'm probably making it harder than it really is. -.-

  9. jennyrlz
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1435767166480:dw|

  10. jennyrlz
    • one year ago
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    you understand?

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yes I understand that, but, I'm still confuse on how to get my answer. >.< Sorry I'm really trying

  12. jennyrlz
    • one year ago
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    np :)

  13. jennyrlz
    • one year ago
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    now that you get that we can get it

  14. SolomonZelman
    • one year ago
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    Absolute value can't be equivalent to a negative.

  15. jennyrlz
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    since we know that no matter what we plug in for x since it is in absolute value, it will never equal a negative

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

  17. jennyrlz
    • one year ago
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    yup :)

  18. jennyrlz
    • one year ago
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    just for future problems

  19. SolomonZelman
    • one year ago
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    Absolute value is basically a distance. And distance is always positive. (if you want, I can elaborate)

  20. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Okay... I originally got that but I wasn't sure.

  21. jennyrlz
    • one year ago
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    if you have -1 times |-x| = -10 you could get a solution

  22. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    And that's fine @SolomonZelman I get it now.

  23. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thanks guys!

  24. jennyrlz
    • one year ago
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    np :)

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