# How do you solve #-2|-5x + 2| + 2 = -74#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 27, 2017

#### Explanation:

Start rearranging the bits outside of the modulus:

A modulus is a positive or negative become positive. There are two ways to solve it.

Firstly, you can square both sides, because either positive or negative numbers squared become positive. However,

Solve two equations, a positive and a negative.

1)

2)

Now solve each:

1)

2)

So now you have your solutions: