How would I solve this equation for the inequality for x? |2x + 2| = |x + 5|
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Originally Posted by Manni How would I solve this equation for the inequality for x? |2x + 2| = |x + 5| What inequality? To solve this equation square both sides (since this will deal with the absolute value) but remember to check for extraneous solutions
Would I use a similar approach when solving |x + 1| = 3|x + 2| + 5? And if so, how?
Originally Posted by Manni Would I use a similar approach when solving |x + 1| = 3|x + 2| + 5? And if so, how? Yup. If then I'd use said method
Gotcha! Thanks a lot
Originally Posted by Manni Gotcha! Thanks a lot Did you get a solution ?
Originally Posted by Manni How would I solve this equation for the inequality for x? |2x + 2| = |x + 5| Either 2x + 2 & x + 5 have the same sign, in which case you have:2x + 2 = x + 5or they have opposite sign, in which case you have:2x + 2 = -(x + 5).
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