# college algebra

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Solve equation

|x+3|=|2-x|

Not sure which way to go to solve.

Thanks

• college algebra -

it will break down to 2 cases:

x+3 = 2-x OR x+3 = -2+x
2x = -1
x = -1/2

or

x+3 = -2+x
5 = 0 , not very likely, so no solution from that part

x = -1/2

check:
LS = |-1/2 + 3|
= |2.5| = 2.5
RS =|2 - (-1/2) |
= |2.5| = 2.5 = LS

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