## Algebra 1

$|n|+7=9\longrightarrow$ subtract 7 from each side $|n|+7-7=9-7\longrightarrow$ subtract $|n|=2\longrightarrow$ definition of absolute value We know that when we evaluate an absolute value, the result will be positive, regardless of the sign of what is inside of the absolute value bars. Thus, we consider that the variable could be either a positive or a negative number. n=2 or n=-2