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anonymous

  • one year ago

Solve for x: |x| -8 = -5 A. x: -13 and x: -3 B. x: 3 and x: -3 C. x: 3 and x: 13 D. No solution.

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    How do you isolate the variable?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Adding 8? @mthompson440

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes, so what is the new equation?

  4. anonymous
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    X: 3 ? @mthompson440

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    it should read the absolute value of = 3 So, what does the absolute value mean?

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I'm not really sure. @mthompson440

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Think of it like this . . . On a number line -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 the absolute value of three is three in both directions. So + or -

  8. anonymous
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    So it's +3? @mthompson440

  9. anonymous
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    an example of the absolute value of "a" is "a" in both directions +a and -a

  10. anonymous
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    Oh okkk. @mthompson440

  11. anonymous
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    the absolute value of -a is still a because it is "a" places away from the zero

  12. anonymous
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    Oh ok. So the answer is x: 3 and x:-3?

  13. anonymous
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    @mthompson440

  14. anonymous
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    so in this case the absolute value of -3 is still 3. Yes, 3 and -3

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