College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.6 - Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value - 1.6 Assess Your Understanding: 3

Answer

$\left\{-5, 5\right\}$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: If $|x| = a$, then either $x=a$ or $x=-a$. Using the rule above gives: If $|x|=5$, then either $x=5$ or $x=-5$. Therefore, the solution set is $\left\{-5, 5\right\}$.
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