Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 1, Equations and Inequalities - 1.7 Solve Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities - 1.7 Exercises - Skill Practice - Page 55: 35



Work Step by Step

$|x+24|=-7x$ implies $x+24=-7x\\24=-8x\\x=-3$ or $x+24=7x\\24=6x\\x=4$. Here $x=4$ is an extraneous solution. Thus $x=-3$.
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