# How do you solve  | 2x + 5 | = 3?

Aug 4, 2016

$x = - 1$
$x = - 4$

#### Explanation:

$2 x + 5 = 3$
or
$2 x = 3 - 5$
or
$2 x = - 2$
or
$x = - \frac{2}{2}$
or
$x = - 1$-------------Ans $1$
Now consider
$2 x + 5 = - 3$
or
$2 x = - 3 - 5$
or
$2 x = - 8$
or
$x = - \frac{8}{2}$
or
$x = - 4$--------------Ans $2$