I need help, not quite sure where to start....
Solve the equation: l 3x - 5 l = l 8x - 5 l
HELP.... would really like to know how to solve a problem like this : )

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- anonymous

hi

- anonymous

r u here or no

- anonymous

Am sorry I didn't see your reply, last night I just gave up and went to sleep..... still need help though..... @Sohal

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- anonymous

hi

- anonymous

I wa reading the question and I do believe that there is an answer but it is 0

- anonymous

Thank you for your reply..... have no clue what to do :/

- anonymous

x=0 because on both side -5 is on so you know that only the x matters right its like this 5x+0=7x+0

- anonymous

ok you kind of get it if its equal then the -5 fives on both sides cancel out so you get 3x=8x which 0 would be the only realistic answer got it??

- anonymous

Hello?

- anonymous

Yes am thinking sorry but I input it and it says it's incorrect (0) ...... i have online hw so it tells me right away if it's right or wrong ..... I have unlimited tries but I have yet to figure it out .... I haven't worked one out like this one before with absolute values on both sides ...... @Sohal

- anonymous

wait one sec Ill figure out the problem

- anonymous

ok its undifinde No answer!!!!!!!!!!!

- anonymous

-5x=0 is impossible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- anonymous

try that

- anonymous

Undefined or no solution :)

- anonymous

Hello??

- anonymous

Literally tried all of it and still "incorrect" -.- sometimes the software needs a specific answer to count it correct. For example one time the answer for some thing was -5 & 3 (two part answer, not an inverse function) I input it so many ways that were correct and it did not take it till I put [-5,3] .... my professor doesn't expect that but apparently this software has high standards. @Sohal

- anonymous

Thank you for your time anyways ! :)

- anonymous

what website is it?

- anonymous

Its called webwork ......

- anonymous

- anonymous

Haha literally right now I was working on solving x^2-x-20 by factoring and I knew it was x=5 x=-4 ...... i did a similar problem and it didn't take the answer till I put it in parentheses yet this equation didn't take it until it was without parentheses! See I told you ! I like that I have unlimited tries but it's picky on how I write it...... @Sohal

- Anguyennn

do you still need help?

- anonymous

Yes.... @Anguyennn

- Anguyennn

ok

- Anguyennn

so first thing you can do is bring one equation to the other side

- Anguyennn

whenever it is an absolute value, the number inside will always turn out negative

- anonymous

Ok like subtract -8x+5 to the other side ?

- Anguyennn

hold on lemme do this on my paper before showing you :P

- Anguyennn

just give me a sec

- anonymous

Ok ...... i got 3x-8x= 0

- Anguyennn

hmm I am kind of stuck on this one

- Anguyennn

I just know that the answer is x=0 and x=10/11

- anonymous

Oh wow, I input it and is says it's correct..... thank you ! But how do you know ? @Anguyennn ??

- Anguyennn

mathway.com

- Anguyennn

haha no problem, i apologize for not helping you out properly.

- Anguyennn

I understand the concept, but it hangs me loose when theres a x in it.

- anonymous

No it's fine ! & Yes it's a bit tricky.... Maybe I should use math way a bit more often haha..... i think if you pay it shows the steps right ? I guess I know why it's so popular for a reason, cause it works haha ! Then again maybe I will just ask my professor during her office hours ..... haha @Anguyennn

- Anguyennn

alright!good luck :)

- anonymous

Thanks again ! God Bless You ! @Anguyennn

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