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marcelie

  • one year ago

Please help me !!!! Describe all numbers x that are a distance of 6 from the number -3. Can you please find short cut of this problem is there is , Thanks.

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  1. zzr0ck3r
    • one year ago
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    \(|x-(-3)|=6\)

  2. marcelie
    • one year ago
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    Are there two solutions to this problem ?

  3. zzr0ck3r
    • one year ago
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    yes \(|x+3|=6\) implies \(x+3=6\) and \(-(x+3)=6\)

  4. marcelie
    • one year ago
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    Where did the - ( x+3)= 6 came from? Where did the negative come from?

  5. zzr0ck3r
    • one year ago
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    \(|a|=b\) implies \(a=b\) and \(-a=b\). This is how you solve these. Think of this \(|x|=3\). The answers are \(x=3\) and \(x=-3\). Because \(|3|=|-3|=3\).

  6. marcelie
    • one year ago
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    is the answer x=3 and x=-9 ?

  7. zzr0ck3r
    • one year ago
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    correct

  8. marcelie
    • one year ago
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    Can you explain me the steps to this problem ? please.

  9. marcelie
    • one year ago
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    Is there a particular formula for this problem ?

  10. marcelie
    • one year ago
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    Can i think of the equation as 6-3 = 3 and 6+3 = -9 ?

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