# SOLUTION: I need so help with this question solve the equation: |y-8|+6=15 A. {17} B. {-1} C. {17,-1} D. null set Thank you so much for all of your help!!!

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 Question 338661: I need so help with this question solve the equation: |y-8|+6=15 A. {17} B. {-1} C. {17,-1} D. null set Thank you so much for all of your help!!!Answer by jim_thompson5910(28503)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the given equation Subtract 6 from both sides. Break up the absolute value (remember, if you have , then or ) or Set the expression equal to the original value 9 and it's opposite -9 Now lets focus on the first equation Add 8 to both sides Combine like terms on the right side Now lets focus on the second equation Add 8 to both sides Combine like terms on the right side So the solutions to are: and If you need more help, email me at jim_thompson5910@hotmail.com Also, feel free to check out my tutoring website. Jim