College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.6 - Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value - 1.6 Assess Your Understanding - Page 134: 74


$a=-9$ and $b=1$

Work Step by Step

We are given: $|x+2|\lt 5$ $-5\lt x+2\lt 5$ We subtract $4$: $-5-4\lt x+2-4\lt 5-4$ $-9\lt x-2\lt 1$ Therefore: $a=-9$ and $b=1$
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