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Example 3 - inside the absolute value symbols are exactly...

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Example 3 Solve for  x : |  x  | = –2.  This problem has no solutions, because the translation is nonsensical. Distance is not measured in  negative values. Example 4 Solve for  x : |2  x  – 3| = |3  x  + 7|.  This type of sentence will be true if either  1. The expressions 
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Unformatted text preview: inside the absolute value symbols are exactly the same (that is, they are equal); or 2. The expressions inside the absolute value symbols are opposites of each other. The check is left to you. The solution set is ....
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