How, when you are given an absolute value equation, solve it graphically on a real-number line?

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- Sep 3rd 2011, 08:57 AMBashyboyAbsolute Value Equations
How, when you are given an absolute value equation, solve it graphically on a real-number line?

- Sep 3rd 2011, 09:04 AMProve ItRe: Absolute Value Equations
- Sep 3rd 2011, 09:23 AMBashyboyRe: Absolute Value Equations
Yes, it does. But I become a bit more confounded with a problem like |x - 3| = 5. How would I solve one like this on a real number-line?

- Sep 3rd 2011, 09:38 AMProve ItRe: Absolute Value Equations
- Sep 5th 2011, 10:46 AMBashyboyRe: Absolute Value Equations
I have another problem. I am given a real number line with the two points -3 an 1 marked on it. How do I write an absolute value equations from this data?

- Sep 5th 2011, 10:58 AMPlatoRe: Absolute Value Equations
- Sep 5th 2011, 11:05 AMBashyboyRe: Absolute Value Equations
I am truly sorry, but I don't quite follow. I have not seen anything like this before.

- Sep 5th 2011, 11:08 AMPlatoRe: Absolute Value Equations
- Sep 5th 2011, 11:10 AMBashyboyRe: Absolute Value Equations
No, plugging and chugging is quite simple. But I have never seen that formula you have presented me with. Also, the way the book wants me to solve it is just graphically.