# How do you solve 3|s| = 18?

Jan 27, 2016

$s = - 6 , 6$

#### Explanation:

Absolute value is the distance from a value and 0.

So,the absolute value is always a positive integer

$3 | \setminus s | = 18$

$\rightarrow | \setminus 3 | = \frac{18}{3} = 6$

The value is possible because the absolute value is a positive integer

Assume 2 values:

$\rightarrow s = 6$

$\rightarrow s = - 6$