## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

x=-$\frac{1}{3}$ x=-3
Original Equation |3x+5|=|-4| Take the absolute value of -4 |3x+5|=4 Take 3x+5 and solve 3x+5=4 Subtract 5 from both side 3x=-1 Divide both sides by 3 x=-$\frac{1}{3}$ Make 3x+5 negative and solve -3x-5=4 Add 5 to both sides -3x=9 Divide both sides by -3 x=-3