# How do you solve -5abs(3z + 8) - 5= -20?

Jul 5, 2015

Solve : - 5|3x + 8| - 5 = - 20

#### Explanation:

-5|3x + 8| = -15
|3x + 8| = 3
Separate solving into 2 cases:

1. (3x + 8) = 3 -> 3x = -5 -> $x = - \frac{5}{3}$

2. -(3x + 8) = 3 -> -3x = 11 --> $x = - \frac{11}{3}$