Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter 1 - Summary Exercises - Reviewing a Chapter - Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities: 5

Answer

No solution

Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $|x+3|=-4$. We know that the equation will have no solution, as there is no value of $x$ such that $x+3$ will have an absolute value of -4. In general, the absolute value of a real number can not be negative.
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