# How do you solve #| 2x - 5 | + 3 = 12#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

Since this is absolute value, you are also required to also solve the equation where in this case

#### Explanation:

Solve:

Since

**Solve the first equation:**

Simplify

Add

Simplify.

Divide both sides by

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**Solve the second equation:**

Expand.

Simplify

Subtract

Simplify.

Divide both sides by

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