How do you solve |x+3|+4=-5?

1 Answer
Nov 15, 2016

Answer:

The answer is the null set or #O/#

Explanation:

Step 1) Isolate the absolute value term:

#abs(x + 3) + 4 - 4 = -5 -4#

#abs(x + 3) = -9#

Because, by definition the absolute value of a number is always positive or greater than 0 there is no solution to this problem. Therefore the answer is the null set or #O/#