Solving Absolute Value Equations

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In this lesson, we will learn how to solve equations with absolute value.

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Absolute Value Equation

Absolute Value Equations
In this lesson, we learn that when solving an absolute value equation, the first step is to isolate the absolute value. The next step is to split the equation up into two separate equations (one positive and the other negative). Finally, the last step is to solve each of the remaining equations.

Solving Absolute Value Equations
In math, absolute value equations are best solved by isolating the absolute value portion from the rest of the equation. Find out why the lowest number on the opposite side of an absolute value equation should be zero with help from a math teacher in this free video series on math help and lessons.

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Solving Absolute Value Equations
In math, the absolute value of a number is its distance from zero. Solve absolute value equations with tips from a math teacher in this free video on solving math problems.

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