How do you graph and solve #|6x|>24#?

1 Answer
Oct 4, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

The absolute value function takes any term and transforms it to its non-negative form. Therefore, we must solve the term within the absolute value function for both its negative and positive equivalent.

#-24 > 6x > 24#

Divide each segment of the system of inequalities by #color(red)(6)# to solve for #x# while keeping the system balanced:

#-24/color(red)(6) > (6x)/color(red)(6) > 24/color(red)(6)#

#-4 > (color(red)(cancel(color(black)(6)))x)/cancel(color(red)(6)) > 4#

#-4 > x > 4#

Or

#x < -4# and #x > 4#

Or, in interval notation:

#(-oo, -4)# and #(4, +oo)#

To graph this we will draw vertical lines at #-4# and #4# on the horizontal axis.

The lines will be a dashed lines because the inequality operators do not contain an "or equal to" clause.

We will shade to the left and right of each line because of the the "less than" and "greater than" inequality operators:

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