## Algebra 1

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# Chapter 10 - Radical Expressions and Equations - 10-1 The Pythagorean Theorem - Standardized Test Prep - Page 604: 46

5.4

#### Work Step by Step

$-3.2|t|=-17.28\longrightarrow$ divide each side by -3.2 $-3.2|t|\div-3.2=-17.28\div-3.2\longrightarrow$ divide $|t|=5.4$ By the definition of absolute value, t=5.4 or t=-5.4, so the positive solution is 5.4.

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