FAQ: How To Solve Absolute Value Equations On Both Sides?

How do you solve an equation with absolute value?


  1. Step 1: Isolate the absolute value expression.
  2. Step2: Set the quantity inside the absolute value notation equal to + and – the quantity on the other side of the equation.
  3. Step 3: Solve for the unknown in both equations.
  4. Step 4: Check your answer analytically or graphically.

How do you solve absolute inequalities?

Here are the steps to follow when solving absolute value inequalities:

  1. Isolate the absolute value expression on the left side of the inequality.
  2. If the number on the other side of the inequality sign is negative, your equation either has no solution or all real numbers as solutions.

How do I simplify an expression?

To simplify any algebraic expression, the following are the basic rules and steps:

  1. Remove any grouping symbol such as brackets and parentheses by multiplying factors.
  2. Use the exponent rule to remove grouping if the terms are containing exponents.
  3. Combine the like terms by addition or subtraction.
  4. Combine the constants.

What are the rules of absolute value?

Absolute value equations are equations where the variable is within an absolute value operator, like |x-5|=9. The challenge is that the absolute value of a number depends on the number’s sign: if it’s positive, it’s equal to the number: |9|=9. If the number is negative, then the absolute value is its opposite: |-9|=9.

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