# SOLUTION: 2{5x+3}=16 The bracket's stand for absolute value i just started absolute value with equations so i would love to see steps to help me get the picture thanks :)

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 Click here to see ALL problems on absolute-value Question 245233: 2{5x+3}=16 The bracket's stand for absolute value i just started absolute value with equations so i would love to see steps to help me get the picture thanks :)Answer by stanbon(57278)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!2|5x+3|=16 --- Divide both sides by 2 to get: |5x+3| = 8 --- Comment: That "5x+3" must be +8 or maybe is it -8. That gives you two equations to solve: --- 5x+3 = 8 or 5x+3 = -8 5x = 5 or 5x = -11 x = 1 or x = -11/5 ===================== Cheers, Stan H. =====================