# How do you solve abs(2-x)=3?

##### 1 Answer
Jun 13, 2018

$x = - 1$ or $x = 5$

#### Explanation:

An absolute value can be either positive or negative

$2 - x = 3$
$- x = 1$
$x = - 1$

$2 - x = - 3$
$- x = - 5$
$x = 5$