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

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?

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

Steve is it no solution?

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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