# For a fishing tournament, the minimum length of a snook is 32 inches. The maximum length is 36 inches. How do you write and solve an absolute value equation that has these minimum and maximum lengths as its solutions?

Jun 16, 2018

$2 = | x - 34 |$

#### Explanation:

First, find the difference of both solutions.
$36 - 32 = 4$

Than, divide it by 2.
$\frac{4}{2} = 2$

$2 = | x - 36 + 2 |$ (you could also write: $2 = | x - 32 - 2 |$)

Either way:

$2 = | x - 34 |$