# How do you solve #7| x + 3| = 21#?

##### 2 Answers

See the solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, divide each side of the equation by

The absolute value function takes any negative or positive term and transforms it to its positive form. Therefore, we must solve the term within the absolute value function for both its negative and positive equivalent.

Solution 1)

Solution 2)

The solution is:

#### Explanation:

Begin by dividing by

Set up the two stipulations and solve for

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