# How do you solve #abs(5x)=6#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 28, 2015

Write one equation where 5x is positive and one where 5x is negative. Solve for x.

#### Explanation:

Solve

Since a number inside absolute value symbols can be positive and negative, we will need two equations.

**If 5x is positive:**

Divide both sides by 5.

**If 5x is negative:**

Divide both sides by -5.