Sec-18 - Case 2: The solution of the equation | x | = 0 is...

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Math 1300 Section 1.8 Notes 1 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.
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Unformatted text preview: Case 2: The solution of the equation | x | = 0 is x = 0. Think about absolute value as being the distance from zero. Examples: 1. |5| 2. |-13| 3. | x | = 8 4. 8 4 2 =-x Math 1300 Section 1.8 Notes 2 5. 14 6 2 5 = +-x 6. 15 4 2 20 = + + x 7. 1 2 3 + = + x 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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Sec-18 - Case 2: The solution of the equation | x | = 0 is...

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