# How do you solve #5=|2x— 4|#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 19, 2016

#### Explanation:

Note: Whenever you have an absolute value equation, there is a possibility of 2 solutions.

Because,

Given :

**Step 1**: Remove the absolute value sign, we will have TWO equation like this

a)

**Step 2**: Solve each equation like this

a)

#+4 " " +4#

#------#

#9 " " = 2x#

#9/2 = (2x)/2#

#x= 9/2#

Try to solve for (b), and you should get

Answer: