# SOLUTION: I'm confused about how to solve an absolute value equation when there are absolute values on both sides. Here is an example: /x-3/+7is less than /x+5/-2

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 Click here to see ALL problems on absolute-value Question 114840: I'm confused about how to solve an absolute value equation when there are absolute values on both sides. Here is an example: /x-3/+7is less than /x+5/-2Answer by stanbon(57962)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! /x-3/+7 <= /x+5/-2 ----------------- Draw a number line. Plot the zero-values x=3 and x=-5 -------------------- Pick a test value in each of the resulting three x-intervals. --------------------- x= -6 : |-9|+7 <= |-1|-2; false x= -4 : |-7|+7 <= |1|-2 ; false x= 4 : |1| +7 <= |9|-2 ; false ----------------------- There is no solution for the inequality. ========================= Cheers, Stan H.