# SOLUTION: I need help with this problem: The directions say "solve each equation". The chapter is about solving equations and equations involving absolute value. /-2x/ = /-8/ The /

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 Click here to see ALL problems on absolute-value Question 68523This question is from textbook College Algabra Sullivan : I need help with this problem: The directions say "solve each equation". The chapter is about solving equations and equations involving absolute value. /-2x/ = /-8/ The / / means absolute value signs. Thank you! This question is from textbook College Algabra Sullivan Answer by stanbon(57332)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!/-2x/ = /-8/ ----------- If -2x is >=0, then |-2x| = -2x If -2x is < 0, then |-2x| = -(-2x)= 2x ------------ So you get: -2x = 8 or 2x=8 x=-4 or x=4 ---------------- Cheers, Stan H.