# How do you solve  |x+4|+3=17?

Apr 30, 2016

x = 10 and $- 18$.

#### Explanation:

$| x + 4 | = 17 - 3 = 14$

This is the combined form for the two separate equations

x + 4 = 14 and $- \left(x + 4\right) = 14$.

So, x = 10 and x = $- 18$.