Solve for x in the following equation.

Example 3 : tex2html_wrap_inline217 tex2html_wrap_inline77

Step1: tex2html_wrap_inline217 Isolate the absolute value expression by subtracting 15 from both sides of the equation.


Step 2: tex2html_wrap_inline217 Since the absolute value can never be negative, there is no solution. You can also check your answer by graphing tex2html_wrap_inline79 (the left side of the original equation minus the right side of the original equation). You will note that there are no x-intercepts on the graph.

Therefore, there are not solutions to this problem.

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