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Absolute Value Equations - Problem 9

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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One method for solving absolute value equations is to first isolate the absolute value expression, and then replace the absolute value signs with + - ( ) . Next, you split your equation into two equations to solve- one with + ( ), and the other with - ( ) where you will distribute the negative. Solve each for x. Check your work by plugging each answer in to the original absolute value equation.

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