# The sum of five and some number #x# has an absolute value of 7. What are possible values of #x#?

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Sep 13, 2017

#### Explanation:

Because this is an absolute equation, we must solve for the expression in the absolute bars being both a positive value and a negative value. This is because the absolute value of a number is always positive. Consider the following.

For positive value in bars we have:

For negative value in bars we have:

Removing bars: