
lost
totally lost on this problem... any suggestions on how to even start it is greatly appreciated ...
Solve the absolute value equation
l 1/2x + 2 l = l 3/4x2 l
both equations are in absolute terms with i guess you could say,both x's are next to the fractions. I hope i made that easy to understand
thanks for all the help!

$\displaystyle \left \frac{x}{2} + 2 \right = \left \frac{3x}{4}  2 \right$
square both sides ...
$\displaystyle \frac{x^2}{4} + 2x + 4 = \frac{9x^2}{16}  3x + 4$
$\displaystyle 0 = \frac{5x^2}{16}  5x $
$\displaystyle 0 = 5x\left(\frac{x}{16}  1\right)$
$\displaystyle x = 0$ ... $\displaystyle x = 16$