1. ## Find a

|a| = -3 over a set of numbers

2. Originally Posted by ohhhxlex
|a| = -3 over a set of numbers
Well, they sure the heck ain't real numbers

3. Originally Posted by ohhhxlex
|a| = -3 over a set of numbers
This equation has no solution.

The absolute value is always non negative.

One way to think about this is as distance. Since distance is always posative this will not have a solution.

4. That's what I was thinking. Who knows. I'll just have to ask my teacher.

5. Originally Posted by TheEmptySet
This equation has no solution.

The absolute value is always non negative.

One way to think about this is as distance. Since distance is always posative this will not have a solution.
Thank You Captain Obvious. Man, I'm losing it. Yeah, so what he's saying is that some equations can't be solved. The first time I ever came across equations with no solutions was with systems. I never seen anything like this. That's why I was thrown off. Think about it. How absurd is it to say that the absolute value of something is negative. Hello?!