Posted by **Deborah** on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:22pm.

7. | 3x - 2 | = 8 and | x + 1 | = 1

What value of x satisfies both equations above?

please show your work. I do notunderstand this.

Thank You

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**Steve**, Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:59pm
If |x+1| = 1,

x+1 is either 1 or -1, so

x = 0 or -2

Does either of those values satisfy the other equation?

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**Deborah**, Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7:54pm
no they don't..I thought these were easy normally - feeling confused

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**Deborah**, Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8:23pm
Steve is it no solution?

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**Steve**, Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:43pm
Did you try the values?

x=0

|3x-2| = |3*0-2| = |-2| = 2

x=-2

|3x-2| = |3(-2)-2| = |-6-2| = |-8| = 8

This is the solution.

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