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Videos, worksheets, solutions, and activities to help Algebra 1 students learn about solving absolute value equations.

In this lesson, we will learn
1. How to solve absolute value equations?
2. How to solve absolute value word problems?
3. How to verify answers in order to determine if an answer is extraneous or not?

An absolute value function has two parts: the positive and the negative.
In order to solve absolute value equations, we need to make two equations and then solve each of them.

Solving Absolute Value Equations
Solving Absolute Value Equations Part 1
The video shows how to solve one unknown absolute value equations. The event of no solution is explained that its impossible for the absolute value of anything to be a negative number. Absolute value functions usually can be solved by breaking the equation into two parts.

Solving Absolute Values Equations Part 2
Solving absolute value equations with one unknown is demonstrated. This is part 2 a few slightly more advanced problems
Absolute Value: Double Absolute Value Equations
This video shows how to solve an Absolute Value Equation when there are two absolute values in the equation.

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