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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Solve the equation: |x| = 5 medals as a reward or anything please HELP!!!!!

myininaya (myininaya):

@lopez09 Can you think of two numbers on the number line that a distance of 5 from 0?

myininaya (myininaya):

I will keep deleting just answers.

myininaya (myininaya):

Also reporting moderators will do nothing.

Nnesha (nnesha):

when you solve absolute to get out that |dw:1412813596019:dw| sign you will get two answer one is negative and one is positive

OpenStudy (anonymous):

so negative 5 and positive 5???

OpenStudy (anonymous):

yeah

myininaya (myininaya):

right and what if you had |x|=7?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

well posite 7 and negative

myininaya (myininaya):

Ok great stuff what if you had |x|=-6 <---this is a trick question

OpenStudy (anonymous):

No solution

OpenStudy (anonymous):

hmmmm I have no idea sorry

myininaya (myininaya):

@BreanneAndrews instead of just giving just the solution. Maybe you can at least tell a person how you reach that conclusion. It is good you know it. But the people who are asking questions about it don't know it and need to learn it.

myininaya (myininaya):

|x| , think of this as a distance from x to 0 distance can only be positive or 0

myininaya (myininaya):

so when you read something like |x|=-6 Translate this well can a distance be -6 units?

myininaya (myininaya):

There is no such distance that can be described by a negative number Therefore |x| cannot ever be equal to a negative number

OpenStudy (anonymous):

how old are you??

OpenStudy (anonymous):

WHY DOES SHE GET THE MEDAL I HELPED TOO

myininaya (myininaya):

I normally wouldn't give me age because that is personal info, but I'm 29. :p

OpenStudy (anonymous):

hahaha OK ok you get medal too sorry xp

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