At step C it should be 6y>=38 not 6y<=38. When you multiply with a negative number the inequality symbol changes. (Hope you understand what i mean)
Whats up people. I'm in Trig/PreCalc in school but I just moved to the United States a couple months ago so I never fully studied absolute value, since we didn't cover that much in Sweden.
We got this review for some California state test or something and this question is kind of weird. If I worked this problem correctly, steps B, C, and D all contain errors. However, the question says only one of them has an error. I provided a picture of the question at the bottom. Can someone tell me the answer as well as how they worked it? Maybe I just solved it wrong.
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Everyone keeps talking about an error "at" a certain step. I think this is confusing. The error occurs in "going" from one step to another. In this question there is an error in going from step a to step b, but I believe that this is just a typo and the 7 should not be written in step b. There is a genuine error in going from step b to step c.
Think of "modulus" as being the distance of a point on the vertical number line from 0.
Then
means the point on the y-axis is either at or above, or at or below.
Then step "a" is fine.
There is an error at step "b" as you correctly pointed out.
Subtract 7 from both sides for the part on the left,
but they've only taken 7 from one side for the part on the right.
Further errors are at part "c".
However, they have "cancelled" their original error from "b" with the part on the right!