# Question #d8dc6

##### 1 Answer
Jun 27, 2017

$x = \pm 2$

#### Explanation:

$| x |$ is called an absolute number.

This is read in such a way that no matter what is inside the 'special brackets' of | | the outcome is always considered as positive.

Thus we have: $| x | = 2 \text{ "->" "|+-x|=+2" "->" } | \pm 2 | = + 2$

So $x = \pm 2$