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Absolute Value Equations

Absolute Value Equations - 3 and –3 Figure 1 Absolute...

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Absolute Value Equations Recall that the absolute value of a number represents the distance that number is from zero on the  number line. The equation |  x | = 3 is translated as “  x  is 3 units from zero on the number line.” Notice,  on the number line shown in Figure 1, that two different numbers are 3 units away from zero, namely, 
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Unformatted text preview: 3 and –3. Figure 1. Absolute value. The solution set of the equation | x | = 3 is {3, –3}, because |3| = 3 and |–3| = 3....
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