#### SOLVING EQUATIONS CONTAINING ABSOLUTE VALUE(S)

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** if and only if
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** if and only if ***a*+*b*=3 or *a*+*b*=-3

** Step 1:
Isolate the absolute value expression.
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** Step2:Set the quantity inside the absolute value notation
equal to + and - the quantity on the other side of the equation.
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** Step 3:Solve for the unknown in both equations.
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** Step 4:Check your answer analytically or graphically.
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**Solve for x in the following equation.**

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Problem 3.1a:

Solution

Problem 3.1b:

Solution

Problem 3.1c:

Solution

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