OpenStudy (anonymous):

Solve for x: −5|x + 1| = 10

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

to get rid of the -5, you would divide by -5 to both sides. 10/-5= -2. Then that leaves us with x+1= -2 , to solve for the x you subtract 1 from both sides, -2-1=-3. x=-3

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

would it equal 1 too?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

you can plug in x to find if it is valid

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes it would

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

thank you!!

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

No problem (;

2 years ago