OpenStudy (anonymous):

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

$-3\left| x + 5 \right| + 7 = 4$

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

4 years ago
OpenStudy (nirmalnema):

$\left| x+5 \right|=-3/-3=1$

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

-3|x+5|+7=4 -3|x+5|=-3 =>|x+5|=1=>x=-4 or x=-6

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

That looks a bit confusing...I thought I would do distributive property with -3 on x and 5 then add 7 to -15...

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Not sure what you guys did there

4 years ago
OpenStudy (nirmalnema):

if x<0 -(x+5)=1 -x-5=1 x=-6 if x>0 x+5=1 x=-4 x=-4 , -6

4 years ago
OpenStudy (nirmalnema):

@SarahLove<3 do u understand

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Oh you subtracted 7 from both sides than you divided both sides by -3?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (nirmalnema):

yup!!

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh

4 years ago
OpenStudy (phi):

the first steps is to get the | x+5 | by itself on the left side add -7 to both sides then divide both sides by -3

4 years ago
OpenStudy (phi):

once you get | stuff | = 1 (for example) solve two equations stuff = 1 and -stuff = 1 where in your case stuff is x+5: x+5= 1 -(x+5) = 1

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

$\left| x + 5 \right| = 1$ Here I would just subtract 5 from both sides yeah?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thanks guys! @phi @nirmalnema @Alexander95

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

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4 years ago