# Absolute value x-2=12

QUESTION POSTED AT 02/12/2019 - 07:56 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 02/12/2019 - 07:56 AM

I assume you mean |x-2| = 12 ?

|x-2| = 12

|x-2| = -12

Solve for |x-2| = 12 first

|x-2| = 12

x -2 + 2 = 12 + 2

x = 14

Now solve for |x-2| = -12

|x-2| = -12

x - 2 + 2 = -12 + 2

x = -10

So x = 14 and x = -10

|x-2| = 12

|x-2| = -12

Solve for |x-2| = 12 first

|x-2| = 12

x -2 + 2 = 12 + 2

x = 14

Now solve for |x-2| = -12

|x-2| = -12

x - 2 + 2 = -12 + 2

x = -10

So x = 14 and x = -10