## Precalculus (6th Edition)

The solution is $x=-\dfrac{7}{2}$
$|7+2x|=0$ Since the absolute value equation is equal to $0$, the solution can be found by solving the following equation: $7+2x=0$ Take $7$ to the right side: $2x=-7$ Solve for $x$: $x=-\dfrac{7}{2}$