# How do you solve #|3x - 5|+ 4= 1#?

##### 1 Answer

No solutions.

#### Explanation:

First, we need to make the value in the absolute value by itself. So subtract

Now, we set the value inside the absolute value equal to the other side, and the opposite of the other side.

So we do:

However, we need to check our solutions and see if they really work by plugging them in to the original equation:

Instead of plugging in the solutions, we can actually see that an absolute value CANNOT equal to a negative number, so the answer is actually **no solution**.

Hope this helps!