# How do you solve  |x - 1/2| = 9?

Jul 10, 2016

$x = 9.5$ OR $x = - 8.5$
$x - \frac{1}{2} = 9$ OR $x - \frac{1}{2} = - 9$
$x = 9 + \frac{1}{2}$ OR $x = - 9 + \frac{1}{2}$
$x = 9.5$ OR $x = - 8.5$