# Math Help - Absolute Value Algebra Problem

1. ## 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 !!

2. Originally Posted by utvolsdoll26
Question is : |4x-5|=17
If $|4x-5|=17$ then:
1) $4x-5=17$
2) $4x-5=-17$

Now solve

3. Originally Posted by utvolsdoll26
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!