anonymous
  • anonymous
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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anonymous
  • anonymous
How do you isolate the variable?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Adding 8? @mthompson440
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes, so what is the new equation?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
X: 3 ? @mthompson440
anonymous
  • anonymous
it should read the absolute value of = 3 So, what does the absolute value mean?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'm not really sure. @mthompson440
anonymous
  • anonymous
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 -
anonymous
  • anonymous
So it's +3? @mthompson440
anonymous
  • anonymous
an example of the absolute value of "a" is "a" in both directions +a and -a
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh okkk. @mthompson440
anonymous
  • anonymous
the absolute value of -a is still a because it is "a" places away from the zero
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh ok. So the answer is x: 3 and x:-3?
anonymous
  • anonymous
@mthompson440
anonymous
  • anonymous
so in this case the absolute value of -3 is still 3. Yes, 3 and -3

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