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    Question Solve the absolute value equation.

    |5x + 4| + 10 = 8 How do yu solve that?
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    There is no solution. It can never be true.
    Can you tell us why?
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    ???

    nO NOT REALY
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    What number must be added to 10 in order to get 8?
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     |5x + 4| + 10 = 8

     |5x + 4| = 8 - 10

     |5x + 4| = -2

    Now, tell me... Can the absolute value of a number ever be negative?

    I hope that helps.

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