# How do you solve #|-7x + 7| = 14#?

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Remember that everything inside the two | | is read as positive. This is called an 'absolute' value

Written as in the question or as 'abs(-7x+7)=14'

The part of the equation inside the | | may be positive or negative but will always be read as a final positive overall value.

Thus what is inside the | | has the possibility to be -14 or +14 and still satisfy the equation

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