anonymous
  • anonymous
The solution of |3x + 12| = 18 is -10 or 2. TRUE/FALSE
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schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
do you know what the first step to solve this is? just asking, if the answer is "no" that is ok, i will write it
anonymous
  • anonymous
no :(
anonymous
  • anonymous
then again you could plug in the two numbers and see if they both work that way you don't have to actually solve anything lets solve it first

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anonymous
  • anonymous
the first step is to remove the absolute value signs, and write two separate equations \[|3x+12|=18\] becomes \[3x+12=18\] or \[3x+12=-18\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
you have to solve both separately but the steps for both are the same a) subtract \(12\) from both sides, then b) divide both sides by \(3\)
anonymous
  • anonymous
you good with that, or still need help?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you! Im good :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok good btw it is true i think

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