How do you solve absx=9?

Dec 24, 2016

$x = 9$ and $x = - 9$

Explanation:

Because the absolute value function transforms both a negative and positive result into a positive result we need to solve the term inside the absolute value function for both the positive and negative result of the equation:

Solution 1)

$x = 9$ No further manipulation is need to complete this solution

Solution 2)

$x = - 9$ No further manipulation is need to complete this solution