# Math Help - Solve the absolute value equation.

1. ## Solve the absolute value equation.

|5x + 4| + 10 = 8 How do yu solve that?

2. There is no solution. It can never be true.
Can you tell us why?

3. ## ???

nO NOT REALY

4. What number must be added to 10 in order to get 8?

5. $|5x + 4| + 10 = 8$

$|5x + 4| = 8 - 10$

$|5x + 4| = -2$

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

I hope that helps.

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