How do you solve #abs(7p+4)/8=3#?
1 Answer
Sep 3, 2016
p = 4 or p = # 20/7 Make the absolute value term both positive and negative and solve for p
Explanation:
The absolute value term can be either positive or negative in value as long as it equals
The goal is to isolate and solve for p so first multiply both sides by 8
First take the positive value of the absolute value term.
7p + 4 = 24 Subtract 4 from both sides
7p + 4  4 = 24  4 This gives
7p = 20 Divide both sides by 7
Now take the negative value of the absolute value term.

7p 4 = 24 add 4 to both sides

7p  4 + 4 = 24 + 4 This gives
7p = 28 divide both sides by 7
p = 4