# How do you solve #5abs(q + 6)=20#?

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Apr 3, 2015

Given:

Absolute value is the distance a given number is from zero. This means that

I hope that was helpful.

Consider two possibilities:

(note by observation we can eliminate

If

then

and the equation becomes

If

then

and the equation becomes:

The two solutions to this equation are