Absolute Value Equations 1

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Lesson Summary:

This lesson on Absolute Value Equations 1 explains the definition of absolute value as the distance from a number to zero on the number line. The lesson then delves into solving absolute value equations algebraically and graphically, providing multiple methods for finding the correct solution. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to solve equations with absolute value and check their answers for accuracy.

Lesson Description:

Part 1 of how to solve algebraic linear absolute value equations. Explains algebraically and graphically.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve and check absolute value equations?
  • How do you set up an absolute value problem and write two equations?
  • Why are there two solutions to absolute value problems?
  • How do you get the second answer to an absolute value equation?
  • What is the number line definition of absolute value?
  • Why are the absolute values of -2 and 2 the same?
  • Why can an absolute value not be negative?
  • How do you solve |x| = 2?
  • How do you solve |x| = 4?
  • How do you solve and check |x - 1| = 5?
  • What two equations can you make from |stuff| = k?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This is a very thorough explanation of how absolute value equations work and how to solve / check these problems. The ideas behind how absolute value works are explained in detail. This is a great introductory absolute value equation video. Problems in this lesson start off very simply.