Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 2 - Section 2.6 - Absolute Value Equations - Exercise Set - Page 100: 48


x=-$\frac{1}{3}$ x=-3

Work Step by Step

Original Equation |3x+5|=|-4| Take the absolute value of -4 |3x+5|=4 Take 3x+5 and solve 3x+5=4 Subtract 5 from both side 3x=-1 Divide both sides by 3 x=-$\frac{1}{3}$ Make 3x+5 negative and solve -3x-5=4 Add 5 to both sides -3x=9 Divide both sides by -3 x=-3
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