# How do you solve 4abs(x+4)+8=-12?

Jul 17, 2015

This one has no solution.

#### Explanation:

Because of the absolute bars $| x + 4 | \ge 0$
$4$ times non-negative is still non-negative.
Adding $8$ makes sure the left part of the equation is $\ge 8$

So it can never be $= - 12$