How do you solve #|5x-5|=15#?

1 Answer
May 16, 2018

Answer:

To solve this you should look at the two equations formed by this to find the answer(s). It is similar to the way you would look at quadratic equations.

Explanation:

When you take off the absolute value you have two separate equations.

#5x-5=-15" "# and #" "5x-5=15#

You have to peruse both equations to find the solution(s). Both answers may not always work. Remember to plug the answer back in to check.

1st Equation:

#5x-5=-15#

#5x=-10#

#x=-2#

2nd Equation:

#5x-5=15#

#5x=20#

#x=4#

If you plug these answers back into the original equation, you would find that they both work.