# SOLUTION: how do you slove them and how do you know if they are a solution or not? |r-8|=5

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 Question 399759: how do you slove them and how do you know if they are a solution or not? |r-8|=5Answer by MathLover1(6625)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!This symbol |x| denotes the absolute value of . That is the number without its sign, like |+3| = 3 and |-3| = 3. |r-8|=5......absolute value equation Solve for x: |r - 8| = 5 Solution: is the . Either that argument will be , or it will be . , or We must solve these two equations. The first implies The second implies These are the two solutions: or .