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I've to solve the following absolute value equation 8|w-7|=72.
I solved the equation and the answers I got were -2 and 16. However the problem is that when I'm checking the equation with the answers it's not coming right.

8|9| = 72
8(9)= 72
72 = 72 (which is right)

8|-9| = -72
8 (9) = - 72
72 = -72 (its coming wrong)
Thus is the second equation right and am I solving it in the right way?

  • maths - ,

    Sorry! I got it now! I was solving it the wrong way! silly me! :p:) Sorry to bother you!

  • maths - ,

    Nice work! Both of your solutions are correct. Thanks for rechecking (and doing) your own work! It makes our job easier.

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