Absolute Value Problems


  1. Follow the instructions and hit the "enter" key when you have finished entering in your step, or select the correct entry.

  2. Fractions should be entered as improper fractions, for example, 5/2 or -6/7.

  3. If you need a hint, click on the "Hint Button".




Written Exercises

When you have mastered the above tutorial, please answer the following in a few complete sentences

  1. Describe the steps in solving absolute value equations that involve two sets of absolute values.

  2. For the equation |2x + 3| = |3x + 4| we write

    2x + 3 = 3x + 4 or 2x + 3 = -(3x + 4).

    Why can we ignore the absolute value signs on the left hand side of the equation?



Information on Absolute Value Equations

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