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

1 Answer
Jun 28, 2015

Answer:

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

Explanation:

Solve #abs(5x)=6#

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

If 5x is positive:

#5x=6#

Divide both sides by 5.

#x=6/5#

If 5x is negative:

#-5x=6#

Divide both sides by -5.

#x=-6/5#

#x=+-6/5#