1300_Sec_18 - | x | = 0 is x = 0. Think about absolute...

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1 Math 1300 Section 1.8 Solving Absolute Value Equations: To solve and equation involving absolute values, use the following property: If C is positive, then | x | = C is equivalent to x = ± C . Special cases for | x | = C : Case 1: If C is negative then the equation | x | = C has no solution since absolute values cannot be negative. Case 2: The solution of the equation
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Unformatted text preview: | x | = 0 is x = 0. Think about absolute value as being the distance from zero. Example 1: Evaluate: 5 Example 2: Evaluate: |-13| Example 3: Solve for x : 8 = x Example 4: Solve for x : 8 4 2 =-x 2 Example 5: Solve for x : 14 6 2 5 = +-x Example 6: Solve for x : 15 4 2 20 = + + x...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course MATH 1300 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Houston.

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1300_Sec_18 - | x | = 0 is x = 0. Think about absolute...

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