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: 67


Solution set is NULL.

Work Step by Step

$|\frac{8c-7}{3}| = -|-5|$ Absolute value of $|a| =-a$ if 'a' is a negative number. So, $|-5|= -(-5) = 5$. We can write the given statement as $|\frac{8c-7}{3}| = -5$ The absolute value of a number can not be negative. Therefore, the given equation has no solution. The solution set is NULL.
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