How do you solve 4abs(n+8)=56?

Aug 31, 2016

$n = 6$ or $n = - 22$

Explanation:

$4 | n + 8 | = 56$ means

$| n + 8 | = \frac{56}{4} = 14$ i.e.

either $n + 8 = 14$ i.e. $n = 14 - 8 = 6$

or $n + 8 = - 14$ i.e. $n = - 14 - 8 = - 22$