# How do you solve abs(x-5)=3?

Aug 3, 2015

$x = 2 , 8$

#### Explanation:

There are two solutions, as the absolute function removes the sign of the equation we have either:

$x - 5 = 3$ => $x = 8$

or

$- \left(x - 5\right) = 3$ => $x = 2$