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

Jul 10, 2016

$x = 9.5$ OR $x = - 8.5$

#### Explanation:

The absolute will convert a negative value into an equal positive value so
$x - \frac{1}{2} = 9$ OR $x - \frac{1}{2} = - 9$

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

$x = 9.5$ OR $x = - 8.5$