# How do you solve #6|x| - 9 = 1 5#?

##### 2 Answers

May 11, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"isolate "|x|" by adding 9 to both sides and dividing by 6"#

#rArr6|x|=15+9=24#

#rArr|x|=24/6=4#

#"the x inside the absolute value can be positive or"#

#"negative"#

#rArrx=+-4#

May 11, 2018

x = 4

x = -4

#### Explanation:

add 9 to both sides

divide both sides by 6

because absolute value always will return a positive value for you so

to check your answer substitute x values in the original equation

you will get 15 = 15 which it means that the values are correct