Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter P - Section P.7 - Equations - Exercise Set: 52

Answer

no solution

Work Step by Step

Subtract $6$ on both sides of the equation to obtain: $|x+1|=-4$ Note that for any real number $x$, the value of $|x+1|$ is always non-negative. This means that the value of $|x+1|$ will never be equal to $-4$. Thus, the given equation has NO SOLUTION.
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