How do you solve #|6h|<12#?

1 Answer
Jan 9, 2017

Answer:

See full explanation below.

Explanation:

Because this problem contains an absolute value function we must solve this problem for both -12 and +12.

Also, because it is an inequality we must solve a system on inequalities and not just a single equation.

We can rewrite this problem as:

#-12 < 6h < 12#

Now we can divide each portion of the system by #color(red)(6)# to solve for #h# while keeping the system balanced:

#-12/color(red)(6) < (6h)/color(red)(6) < 12/color(red)(6)#

#-2 < (color(red)(cancel(color(black)(6)))h)/cancel(color(red)(6)) < 2#

#-2 < h < 2#