Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 9 - Inequalities and Problem Solving - Review Exercises: Chapter 9 - Page 623: 46


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When $p$ is positive, there are two solutions, for both a negative and positive value of $p$ inside the absolute value bars will yield $p$. However, since an absolute value can never yield a negative number, an absolute value has no solution when set equal to a negative number.
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