## Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 3 - Solving Inequalities - 3-7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities - Lesson Check: 7

#### Answer

The equation has no solution because an absolute value cannot be negative.

#### Work Step by Step

$|3x|+8=5\longrightarrow$ subtract 8 from each side $|3x|+8-8=5-8\longrightarrow$ subtract $|3x|=-3$ The equation has no solution because an absolute value cannot be negative.

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