# Algebra-help

posted by Deborah

7. | 3x - 2 | = 8 and | x + 1 | = 1
What value of x satisfies both equations above?

Thank You

1. Steve

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?

2. Deborah

no they don't..I thought these were easy normally - feeling confused

3. Deborah

Steve is it no solution?

4. Steve

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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