# math

absolute value equation
2/3x-5/-8=8
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1. 2|3x-5|-8 = 8.
Isolate the bracket:
2|3x-5| = 8+8
2|3x-5| = 16
Divide both sides by 2:
|3x-5| = 8
The number whose|8| can be +- 8:
3x-5 = +-8
3x = +-8 + 5
3x = 8+5 =13
X = 13/3.

3x = -8 + 5 = -3
X = -1.

Solution set: X = -1, and X = 13/3.

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