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    Absolute Value Algebra Problem

    Question is : |4x-5|=17

    4x-5+5=17+5
    4x=22
    x= 11/2

    |4x-5|= -17
    4x-5+5= -17 + 5
    4x= -12
    x= -3

    Solution set is 11/2 and -3

    Am I right? Help guide me right if not. Thanks so much !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by utvolsdoll26 View Post
    Question is : |4x-5|=17
    If |4x-5|=17 then:
    1) 4x-5=17
    2) 4x-5=-17

    Now solve
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    Quote Originally Posted by utvolsdoll26 View Post
    Question is : |4x-5|=17

    4x-5+5=17+5
    4x=22
    x= 11/2

    |4x-5|= -17
    4x-5+5= -17 + 5
    4x= -12
    x= -3

    Solution set is 11/2 and -3

    Am I right? Help guide me right if not. Thanks so much !!
    Yes, you are correct!
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