# Chapter 2 - Section 2.6 - Absolute Value Equations - Vocabulary, Readiness & Video Check: 1

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#### Work Step by Step

Solving equations with |X| = a where a is a positive number |X| = a is equivalent to X = a OR X = -a Given $|x - 2| = 5$ Since 5 is a positive number $x - 2 = 5$ OR $x - 2 = -5$

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