# SOLUTION: 2|x+3|-1=7

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 Click here to see ALL problems on absolute-value Question 602551: 2|x+3|-1=7Answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the given equation Add 1 to both sides. Divide both sides by 2 Break up the absolute value (remember, if you have , then or ) or Set the expression equal to the original value 4 and it's opposite -4 Now lets focus on the first equation Subtract 3 from both sides Combine like terms on the right side --------------------------------------------------- Now lets focus on the second equation Subtract 3 from both sides Combine like terms on the right side So the solutions to are: or