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

##### 1 Answer
May 16, 2018

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.

$5 x - 5 = - 15 \text{ }$ and $\text{ } 5 x - 5 = 15$

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:

$5 x - 5 = - 15$

$5 x = - 10$

$x = - 2$

2nd Equation:

$5 x - 5 = 15$

$5 x = 20$

$x = 4$

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