Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 1 - Section 1.7 - Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities - 1.7 Exercises: 5

Answer

$x=12 \text{ OR } x=-12$

Work Step by Step

Since for any $a\gt0$, $|x|=a$ implies $x=a$ OR $x=-a$, then the solutions to the given equation, $ |x|=12 ,$ are \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} x=12 \text{ OR } x=-12 .\end{array}
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